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Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

Appoints New Chief Executive officer

The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN) Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Fitzpatrick as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 8, 2015.

Fitzpatrick, who will leave her post as Associate Deputy Minister of Delivery and Implementation at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care after a long and distinguished career in the Ontario Public Service was appointed following a rigorous and comprehensive search process.

Over the span of her impressive career Fitzpatrick has developed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the many facets of the health care system, from physician negotiations and primary care reform to the launch of funding reforms that have been transformational for the health care system. Her commitment to the pursuit of excellence in health care is clearly demonstrated through her work in driving the quality agenda and her persistent focus on achieving value and sustainability through greater integration within the health sector.

During her time in government, Fitzpatrick balanced a complex set of operational responsibilities that included accountability for over $41B in transfer payments and a staff of 660.  She has built strong teams and established effective working relationships with stakeholders across the health sector.

Fitzpatrick also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Queen’s University.

QUOTES

Angela Ferrante, Chair of the Board for Toronto Central LHIN:

“The pace of change in today’s health care system demands a collaborative system leader, who is capable of accelerating and leveraging what the LHIN has done extremely well over the last four years and initiating further changes required in order to meet the demands of a dynamic system.  Fitzpatrick has demonstrated a unique ability to effectively execute government vision, policy and strategy. Her track record with implementation of complex policy is what has led her to become established as a system leader and our Board is confident that she will continue the strong record of Toronto Central LHIN CEOs who have made a significant and meaningful impact on the health and health care of Torontonians, among them the highly respected Camille Orridge who is retiring effective September after five years of excellence leadership. Our Board thanks her for the dedication and passion she brought to her work.”

Susan Fitzpatrick, Incoming CEO:

“I want to thank the Board of Directors for having the confidence in me to be the next Toronto Central LHIN CEO. I look forward to working with the high performing team at the Toronto Central LHIN to implement the new and ambitious Strategic Plan 2015-18. This will be an exciting challenge that will give me the opportunity to build on the solid relationships that Camille Orridge has worked so hard to develop. I believe that the Toronto Central LHIN is well positioned to showcase innovative models of health care delivery that are informed by locally identified needs.  We can accomplish this by leveraging the wealth of resources and expertise of our service providers to improve the health and wellness of this diverse, urban population.”

About the Toronto Central LHIN

Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has the highest concentration of health services in Ontario with more than 170 health service providers delivering 210 programs.  Toronto Central LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services that meet the needs of 1.2 million residents and thousands of other Ontarians who come to Toronto for care.

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For more information:

Sophia Ikura

Senior Director, Community Engagement and Governance Affairs

Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network

416-969-3233

sophia.ikura@lhins.on.ca