TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Janet Davidson, Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) Board Chair announced today that Pat Campbell will be appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the OHA, effective June 4, 2012.
"Pat is an accomplished health care leader with broad experience in rural, community and academic hospital environments," said Davidson. "As the first CEO of ECHO, a Ministry sponsored organization committed to improving women's health in Ontario, Pat also has proven leadership experience in driving change and innovation at the provincial level."
Prior to her appointment at ECHO, Pat was president and CEO of Grey Bruce Health Services, a network of hospitals serving a largely rural region in Southern Ontario. She held previous leadership roles at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, including that of President and CEO of Women's College Hospital in Toronto. Pat has an undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA from York University.
"I am very excited to be joining the OHA and support completely its vision of creating a high performing health care system," said Pat. "I look forward to working closely with our health system partners during the challenging times that lie ahead. Working together, there is much we can do to improve the way the health care system works on behalf of the patients it serves."
Ms. Campbell will assume her responsibilities on June 4th. Her predecessor, Mr. Tom Closson stepped down from his role at the OHA in January following four years of outstanding leadership to the association. Mark Rochon will continue to service as Interim OHA President and CEO until Pat assumes her responsibilities.
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.
For further information:
Amy Ouellette, OHA Public Affairs, at 416-205-1433 or [email protected].