Patient Safety Institute announces new
EDMONTON – The
Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s (CPSI) Board of Directors has
successfully completed the recruitment of a new CEO to lead CPSI into
the next decade. Hugh MacLeod (pictured) is committed to advancing the
contributions of patient safety in Canadian healthcare, and to help CPSI
continue to achieve the mandate of building a safer healthcare system.
With a strong background in change management and strategic planning,
Hugh has over 15 years of senior leadership experience, in government
and healthcare, most recently as the Associate Deputy Minister to the
Premier, Climate Change Secretariat for Ontario.
Hugh has brought success 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 Vancouver
Coastal Health; as well as the Vice President, South Fraser Health
Recognized as a published author and keynote speaker, Hugh is a senior
executive who provides leadership and drives results in public service
management, change management, governance, government policy and
education. Hugh is driven by passion, respect, integrity and excellence.
The Board acknowledges and respects the unique culture that CPSI holds
and is confident that Hugh is a leader who shares and will honour our
Throughout the entire recruitment process it was our main priority to
find a CEO who is capable of advancing patient safety for Canadians and
CPSI into the new decade.
The Board of Directors would like to thank Philip Hassen for his
outstanding leadership over the past five years and wish Phil much
success in 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.
Hugh will begin his role as CEO starting on February 15, 2010, and will
be based in Edmonton.
Posted Jan. 28, 2010