KPMG appoints Mark Rochon to its Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence

Canadian joins best-in-class group of healthcare professionals

TORONTO, July 16, 2012 /CNW/ - KPMG in Canada today announced the appointment of Mark Rochon as an Associate in KPMG's Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence. Rochon was most recently Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Hospital Association.

"Mark Rochon is an inspiring leader with a strong reputation for achieving positive organizational and healthcare system change," said Mark Britnell, Chairman of KPMG's Global Health Practice. "Through his drive and experience, he has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Ontario's healthcare system."

"I'm very excited about the potential within KPMG's Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence," said Rochon. "The Centre's international experience, insight and, above all, passion for healthcare gives us a strong platform to make a real difference to health systems around the world."

"Here in Canada, Rochon's experience in managing complex change programs under considerable financial constraints is particularly relevant," said Georgina Black, Partner and National Health Sector Lead, KPMG in Canada. "Health system transformation is very high on the agenda in both emerging and mature markets. Mark's a true healthcare strategist and has the will to make things happen - his experience in Canada will be invaluable in helping public and private healthcare providers around the world deliver better patient care."

About Mark Rochon

Mark Rochon has an outstanding track record over the past 25 years, leading successful healthcare organizations, including having served as President and CEO, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, CEO, Health Services Restructuring Commission, and President and CEO, Humber Memorial Hospital. He has also held Board Chair positions with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ontario Hospital Association, and the Institute for Work & Health.

Rochon led the merger of three post-acute care organizations to establish Toronto Rehabilitation Institute as one of the world's leading research and teaching organizations and co-led the voluntary merger of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute with University Health Network. As CEO of the Health Services Restructuring Commission, he also led the province-wide restructuring of hospital and related services to improve the performance of Ontario's healthcare system.

Rochon co-authored the book Riding the Third Rail: the Story of Ontario's Health Services Restructuring Commission and has written several healthcare related articles. He has lectured at universities and made presentations in Canada, Australia, England, and New Zealand on the subject of health system change and restructuring.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University and a Masters in Health Sciences in Health Administration from the University of Toronto, where he remains a Member of Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

About KPMG's Global Health Practice
Healthcare systems around the globe are facing more complex challenges than ever.  KPMG is committed to providing long term support to our clients as they tackle these challenges and seek to transform the way that healthcare is provided.

With deep industry experience, insight and technical support, KPMG firms are among the leaders in delivering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.

KPMG's network has more than 2,900 dedicated professionals in our healthcare team, with skills in strategy development, cost optimization, financial management, clinical performance improvement, market development, tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercialization and organizational development. We have one of the largest, best equipped and most experienced healthcare advisory teams.

About KPMG in Canada
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm ( and a Canadian limited liability partnership established under the laws of Ontario, is the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG member firms around the world have 145,000 professionals, in 152 countries.

The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.


For further information:

Michael Bodsworth
Manager, Media Relations
KPMG in Canada

Jennifer Samuel
Head of External Communications
KPMG Global Industries

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