Cliff Nordal now president/CEO of
London Health Sciences
– The Boards of Directors at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London (SJHC) announced the appointment of
Cliff Nordal (pictured) as President and CEO
of LHSC effective January 1, 2006. Mr. Nordal assumed this role in
addition to his role as President and CEO of SJHC.
Tony Dagnone, the previous LHSC President and CEO, retired on December
The appointment of Cliff Nordal to lead LHSC, in addition to SJHC, was
unanimously endorsed by the Boards of London’s hospitals as an
innovative approach to ensure both hospitals continue to work closely
together to complete hospital restructuring in London.
“We are very pleased that Mr. Nordal has agreed to take on the role of
President and CEO at London Health Sciences Centre, in addition to his
position at St. Joseph’s,” said Jeff Low, Chair of LHSC’s Board of
Directors. “Cliff Nordal is the ideal CEO for both organizations at this
time because of his knowledge of London’s hospitals, his credibility
with the community and his commitment to the redevelopment of the London
hospital system to best meet the interests of our patients, physicians,
staff and students”.
The announcement of the dual appointment will not change the ownership
and governance of either hospital corporation, or the Catholic mission
of St. Joseph’s.
“This is not a merger of hospitals, rather a strengthening of one of the
province’s most successful hospital partnerships”, said Paul Caplan,
Chair of St. Joseph’s Board of Directors, “We know that Cliff has the
capabilities and determination required for the advancement of these
great organizations and patient care for London-Middlesex and all who
come to us from across the region and beyond”.
“I am extremely honoured to accept the position of President and CEO at
LHSC, a hospital with an outstanding reputation for providing high
quality care and making significant medical advancements”, said Nordal.
“I am equally honoured to remain the President and CEO of St. Joseph’s,
an organization that demonstrates a unique blend of care, compassion and
innovation. Together both hospitals are taking on new roles and
responsibilities and making some of the most innovative program changes
in this province in order to provide the best care possible to the
people of London and region.”
Through the leadership of Cliff Nordal and Tony Dagnone, London
hospitals have led the province in healthcare collaboration and system
integration. “It is has been my privilege to know Cliff Nordal for over
20 years and he has been a valued partner and healthcare leader in our
community”, said Tony Dagnone. “I have no doubt that Cliff will continue
to advance London Health Sciences Centre’s reputation for innovation and
quality patient care”.
London Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada’s largest acute-care
teaching hospitals and is dedicated to excellence in patient care,
teaching and research. LHSC has pioneered many national and
international medical breakthroughs.
Located in London, Ont., LHSC encompasses three sites, South Street
Hospital, University Hospital and Victoria Hospital; two family medical
centres; and the London Regional Cancer Program.
LHSC is the home of the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario and CSTAR
(Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics). The research arm
of LHSC is Lawson Health Research Institute, which is partnered with
London’s other teaching hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. LHSC
is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Physicians and
staff at LHSC number close to 8,000 and together they provide care for
more than 600,000 patients each year.
St. Joseph’s Health Care, London is a major patient care, teaching and
research centre with a distinguished legacy of service to London,
Southwestern Ontario and the veterans of Canada, dating back more than
130 years. St. Joseph’s unique blend of care and compassion extends over
five key role areas include acute/ambulatory care, complex care and
veterans care, long-term care, rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics
and specialized mental healthcare.
Facilities and services including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood
Hospital, Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care and Regional Mental
Health Care London and St. Thomas are part of the St. Joseph’s family.
Its research arm, the Lawson Health Research Institute, continues to
direct research to the development of new knowledge that is continually
being applied directly to patient care. More than 400,000 patients
annually receive care from close to 6,000 physicians and staff at St.
Joseph’s. St. Joseph’s is affiliated with the University of Western