TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Pat Campbell, a highly respected and senior
health care leader has been appointed the first Chief Executive Officer of
Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario.
The announcement was made by Dr. Caroline Andrew, Board Chair of Echo.
Andrew says Campbell is "a highly engaged and dynamic leader who has
demonstrated a life-long commitment to improving women's health."
Echo was established as a new agency in 2007 by the Ontario Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care. With its mandate to be the focal point and catalyst
for women's health, Echo's role is far-reaching. The agency will:
- collaborate with stakeholders to improve the health status of women,
reduce health inequities and promote the provision of accessible,
appropriate, effective and equitable care for women;
- conduct, fund, and develop partnerships for policy-relevant research
initiatives that fill knowledge gaps in women's health;
- synthesize and translate women's health knowledge into a variety of
information tools and services;
- act as the provincial advisor on women's health to stakeholders,
including the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care;
- provide expert advice and recommendations in response to Minister and
Andrew said the board was impressed with Campbell's "extensive experience
in system-wide change, her solid commitment to research, numerous faculty
appointments and broad provincial perspective."
Echo succeeds the former Ontario Women's Health Council, where Campbell
also served on its board until 2007. Campbell says she is "delighted to build
on the work of the Council, supporting the building of healthier communities
by the supporting the health of the women of Ontario."
Campbell was most recently President and CEO of Grey Bruce Health
Services, a network of 6 hospitals serving the largely rural region for more
than seven years. Previously, she was a senior administrator with Sunnybrook
and Women's College Health Sciences Centre and CEO of Women's College Hospital
in Toronto. She was also Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association eHealth
Council, Co-Chair of the Ontario Physician Hospital Care Committee and a
member of the Provincial Critical Care Expert Panel. Campbell holds a BSc
Nursing (University of Western Ontario) and an MBA (York University).
Under Campbell's leadership, Echo is quickly establishing its
Toronto-based offices, recruiting staff and building relationships within the
women's health and broader health-care community.
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