The Canadian Patient Safety Institute announces new CEO

'Hugh MacLeod is committed to building a safer healthcare system in Canada'

EDMONTON, March 1 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) Board of Directors has successfully recruited Hugh MacLeod to lead the patient safety agenda in Canada. With a strong background in change management and strategic planning, Hugh has over 15 years of senior leadership experience, in government and healthcare.

"Continuity and consistency with high caliber leadership are vital to the next steps in patient safety in Canada," says Dr. Doug Cochrane, Board Chair, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Board of Directors. "The Board of Directors is very pleased with the appointment of Hugh MacLeod as CEO of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute."

Hugh has accomplished a great deal through his former positions as an Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Accountability and Performance, and Executive Lead of the Premier's Health Results Team for the Province of Ontario; Interim President & CEO and Senior Vice President of the Vancouver Coastal Health; as well as the Vice President, South Fraser Health Region.

"In my Canadian Patient Safety Institute role I will get to witness and hear about brilliance," says Hugh MacLeod, CEO, CPSI. "I will also get to hear about and see pockets of patient safety excellence in leadership delivered through passionate care providers who truly want to make a difference."

"We know that adverse events affect thousands of patients every year in Canada. That is why it is important to have a leader such as Hugh MacLeod who can ensure the role CPSI has on healthcare continues to reduce preventable adverse events from happening and continue to build the safest healthcare system in the world," said Dr. Cochrane.

Hugh MacLeod is based out of CPSI's Edmonton Office.

SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Communications, (780) 700-8642,

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