TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health, has been named Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association's (OHA) Board of Directors.
Mr. Stationwala, who joined the OHA Board in November 2013, was elected to the position of Chair following the OHA's Annual General Meeting of Members, held on September 5, 2018.
"I look forward to working with our system partners across the continuum of care and government leaders to address the significant capacity challenges facing Ontario hospitals," said Mr. Stationwala. "I am confident that together, there is much we can do to improve health care for patients and their families."
"On behalf of the OHA and the OHA Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Altaf as our new Chair," said Anthony Dale, OHA President and CEO. "Altaf brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role, as well as a strong commitment to health care innovation and quality improvement. We are extremely fortunate to benefit from his guidance as we continue with our efforts to transform the health care system."
The OHA is also grateful for the tremendous leadership of outgoing Board Chair Jamie McCracken, who has been instrumental in guiding the OHA's work under the new Strategic Plan launched in the fall of 2017.
First elected to the Board of the OHA in November 2013, Altaf Stationwala has been the President and CEO of Mackenzie Health since 2010. Under his leadership, Mackenzie Health received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing on multiple occasions – the highest rating a Canadian healthcare provider can achieve – and numerous awards for its commitment to safety and quality patient care. The hospital also received approval to build the organization's second hospital – the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. In June 2015, Mr. Stationwala established the Mackenzie Innovation Institute, which includes the first-in-Canada Innovation Unit initiative, a unique integration of advanced technology that transforms the delivery of care. Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, he held various senior positions including Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, Site Executive - Brampton Civic Hospital and Vice President, Patient Services at the William Osler Health Centre.
Mr. Stationwala was presented with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives Canada's Outstanding Young Health Executive of the Year Award in 2007 for his demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of the country's health system. He has a diverse educational background with undergraduate degrees in Economics, Geography and Business Administration, as well as a Master's in Health Administration. Mr. Stationwala is also adjunct faculty at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and is also a surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
Ontario Hospital Association
The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is the voice of Ontario's public hospitals. Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians.
SOURCE Ontario Hospital Association
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