Toronto Central LHIN Announces New Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ -

NEWS

The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Camille Orridge as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network.

Ms. Orridge will leave her post as CEO of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre on Sept 3, 2010 and will officially begin at the Toronto Central LHIN on November 1, 2010. Ms. Orridge was appointed following a rigorous and comprehensive international search process.

Ms. Orridge has extensive leadership experience in the health care and community sectors. As Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre since 1997, Ms. Orridge has been responsible for an organization that serves close to 20,000 clients monthly and has an annual budget of $190 million. Ms. Orridge has served on various provincial and Toronto Central LHIN advisory groups including the provincial ER/ALC Expert Panel and as Co-Chair of the Toronto Central LHIN Aging at Home Council. She is a guest speaker and participant in initiatives on topics including health system integration, health human resources, ethics in health care decision making and performance measurement and accountability. An active volunteer, Ms. Orridge is one of the founders of the Canadian Home Care Association, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and the Regent Park Pathways program.

QUOTES

"Camille has distinguished herself as a health system leader who is singularly driven to find better ways to improve the health of people and the communities they live in."

"Camille's track record of leading positive change in health care coupled with her passion for public service and deep knowledge about Toronto's diverse communities, make her the right leader to work with health service providers to achieve high quality, equitable and sustainable local health care services."
- Dennis Magill, Acting Chair, Board of Directors, Toronto Central LHIN

QUICK FACTS

  • The Toronto Central LHIN is one of 14 LHINs established by the government to improve the coordination, integration and performance of health care services at the local level.
  • Toronto Central LHIN funds and is accountable for the performance of 177 health service providers including hospitals, the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, community support services, Community Health Centres, mental health and addictions agencies, and long-term care.
  • Toronto Central LHIN organizations provide health care to the 1.14 million people who live in central Toronto and people from across Ontario who require specialized services.

SOURCE Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

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Media Contact:
Janine Hopkins, Toronto Central LHIN
416-969-3233
janine.hopkins@lhins.on.ca

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