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New CEO for the New Women’s College Hospital

TORONTO – The New Women’s College Hospital has chosen Marilyn Emery (pictured) as its President and Chief Executive Officer. She will join the organization starting July 16th, 2007.

Ms. Emery was lauded by the hospital as an outstanding senior healthcare executive. In eight years leading Markham Stouffville Hospital, she oversaw the design and construction of a brand-new hospital – which under her leadership was completed on-time and under-budget.

At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, she led a transformation of the patient experience: the Ontario Hospital Report Card found that over a five-year period (1999-2004) St. Joseph’s achieved the largest measurable and sustained improvement in patient satisfaction of any hospital in Ontario. Ms. Emery is currently CEO of the Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Michele Landsberg, Chair of Women’s College Hospital’s Board of Directors, said “the Board of Directors consulted very broadly to define exactly what the hospital needed in a President & CEO. The caliber of candidates interested in the position was fantastic, which we see as a reflection of the high hopes and expectations the healthcare and academic community has for the New Women’s College. The candidates represented virtually an embarrassment of riches from which to choose.”

Ms. Landsberg noted that, in addition to a stellar track-record leading hospitals, “Ms. Emery comes to the New Women’s College with longstanding commitments to both women’s health and academic medicine. Marilyn’s reputation as a gracious collaborator and innovator are matched only by her acknowledged expertise at strategic development and accountable stewardship. We are especially pleased that Marilyn’s talents and skills were recognized in 2003 when she was designated one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business.”

“I am absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to lead the New Women’s College Hospital,” said Ms. Emery. “For 124 years, Women’s College has been the focal point for women’s health in this province, and admired around the world for its accomplishments. Having a chance to help shape the bright future of this marvelous institution is an honour and a privilege. I’ll be joining a long line of women who have made an amazing contribution to the health of women and their families here in Ontario and around the world.”

The New Women’s College Hospital achieved independence on April 1st, 2006 after being amalgamated with Sunnybrook Health Science Centre for eight years. This revitalized organization has two key commitments: to become a world leader in women’s health and to achieve academic leadership in ambulatory care.

Over the next several years, the hospital plans to create an academic hospital of the future, one that improves the patient’s experience while expanding access and improving efficiency. The New Women’s College Hospital will deliver new thinking about women, their medicine, their healthcare and their hospital. Women’s College Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto.

 

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