Phil Hassen announces retirement from
– The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) announced that its CEO,
Phil Hassen (pictured), is transitioning into retirement beginning in January 2010.
Phil will remain deeply and personally committed to CPSI throughout this
Phil will continue his leadership position as president of the
International Society for Quality and Safety in Health Care (ISQua) and
his work with The Canadian Network for International Surgery.
Doug Cochrane, CPSI’s Board Chair, along with CPSI’s Board of Directors
have begun an extensive executive search for a new CEO. The Board is
confident with CPSI’s national and international reputation an excellent
candidate will be found.
As an organization CPSI continues to be recognized as a leader in
patient safety. The success of CPSI can be attributed to the dedication
and passion of the staff team. With Phil’s continued stewardship, the
transition will support the uninterrupted continuation of CPSI’s work
with partners in supporting patient safety in Canada.
Prior to serving as CEO of the CPSI, Phil served as Deputy Minister,
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Before this, Philip
served as President and CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and has
held the position of President and CEO of Providence Health Care in
Vancouver; President of St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario;
and COO and Senior VP of the Toronto Hospital’s Toronto Western
Division. In Calgary, he was the Executive Vice-President of the
Foothills Provincial General Hospital.
Posted Sept. 24/09