TORONTO, June 3, 2011 /CNW/ -The Council of Academic Hospitals of
Ontario (CAHO) is pleased to announce that Dr. Barry McLellan,
President and CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, has been
appointed as the Chair of CAHO Council. Dr. McLellan provides
leadership for one of Canada's largest academic health sciences centres
which conducts more than $100 million in research, provides educational
opportunities for 2,000 students and cares for one million patients.
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. McLellan as the Chair of CAHO," said
Karen Michell, Executive Director of CAHO. "Dr. McLellan's extensive
experience leading one of Canada's leading research hospitals and his
knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Ontario's health
care system will serve our organization well and help ensure CAHO
remains a collaborative partner in building a robust health research
enterprise for Ontario."
Prior to his position as President and CEO at Sunnybrook, Dr. McLellan
was the Chief Coroner for Ontario. Dr. McLellan is also a Professor in
the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He has
published more than 60 scientific papers, written a textbook on trauma
care and lectured extensively, including international presentations in
the fields of trauma care and forensic investigation.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with a Medical Doctorate in
1981, Dr. McLellan subsequently trained in emergency medicine,
receiving a Fellowship in 1985 (Specialist in Emergency Medicine). Dr.
McLellan was the Director of the Trauma Program and Vice President of
Specialty Services at Sunnybrook. He was also the Director of the
hospital's Emergency Department, Base Hospital Program (paramedic
program) and Trauma Research.
"I am honoured to serve as the Chair of CAHO," said Dr. McLellan. "CAHO
members have a rich history of leading health care transformation
through evidence-based research. I look forward to working with my
colleagues and building on the work our Council has done to help build
a strong research hospital sector in Ontario."
Dr. McLellan's appointment was announced at the recent CAHO Annual
General Meeting in Toronto. In addition to Dr. McLellan's appointment
as Chair, CAHO also welcomes Leslee Thompson, President and CEO for
Kingston General Hospital as Vice Chair and Dr. Jack Kitts, President
and CEO for The Ottawa Hospital as Secretary/Treasurer to the CAHO
Council. Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of the Hospital for Sick
Children, will serve as Past-Chair.
The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario is the non-profit
association of Ontario's 25 academic hospitals and their research
institutes. CAHO provides a focal point for strategic initiatives on
behalf of our member hospitals. As research intensive hospitals, CAHO
members are fully affiliated with a university medical or health
sciences faculty. Our hospitals provide the most complex and urgent
care, teach the next generation of health care providers and foster
health care innovation derived from discovery research. For more
information, visit www.caho-hospitals.com
SOURCE Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario
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