• President and Chief Executive Officer

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 4 months ago(5/1/2018 11:43 AM)
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    Job Type
    Full time
    Corporate Service
    Career Level
  • Job Description

    Grand River Hospital (GRH) is one of Ontario’s largest and most unique community hospitals. It is a key partner in health sciences learning and has a rapidly growing role in academic research while providing compassionate, innovative, quality care to more than 700,000 residents of Waterloo Region, Guelph and Wellington County, and serving a natural catchment area of over 1 million residents. Situated in one of the largest and fastest growing regions of Ontario and one of the world’s most innovative research and commercialization technology hubs, GRH is strategically focused on enabling the Region’s pillars of innovation, education and collaboration.

    A leading multi-site, acute and rehabilitative care hospital, GRH provides excellent patient-centered care by innovative and collaborative professionals. Recognized by RNAO as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO), GRH has 15 core programs including regional cancer and renal programs, critical care (ICU), emergency, pharmacy services, childbirth & children’s services, mental health & addiction services, medical & surgical services, laboratory services, integrated stroke, rehabilitation, complex, critical & continuing care and diagnostics. A testament to its success is its recent recognition as one of the five safest hospitals in Canada. GRH patients benefit from the services of 3,400 staff members; 600 physicians, midwives and dentists; and 1,000 volunteers at the Kitchener-Waterloo and Freeport campuses, as well as satellite locations in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington.

    GRH has an extraordinary, highly integrated and progressive partnership with St. Mary’s General Hospital. Together, these two Hospitals have established several joint leadership and medical staff roles across the continuum of corporate and clinical services, as well as being actively engaged in planning towards a regionally shared health information system. In addition, GRH’s partnerships with the McMaster University School of Medicine and the University of Waterloo are cornerstones of growth in research, professional learning, innovative program development and evidence-based care.

    For additional information about Grand River Hospital, visit their website at http://www.grhosp.on.ca.


    The Position

    The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead GRH at one of the most monumental and transformative periods in its history. By focusing on patients, people and partners, GRH is poised to be a leader in meeting the health needs of Waterloo Region, its surrounding communities, and the broader provincial health system. The incumbent will be a visible, inclusive and strategic leader as the organization continues its journey to “Advancing Exceptional Care” in a complex and changing provincial health system. The CEO will be a partner and leader with the Board of Directors, Senior Leadership Team, physicians, staff and volunteers, in setting priorities and leading excellence in patient and family-centred care while continuing to build and expand upon the excellent community and health system partnerships. The Hospital is beginning a comprehensive upgrade and renewal of its clinical and corporate information systems and undertaking the development of a new Master Plan to address future facility needs.

    Key leadership initiatives for the new CEO will be to:

    ▪ Be an active participant in the transformation of better quality outcomes for our patients and communities across our regional health system.
    ▪ Lead the advancement of large-scale change initiatives such as the health information system implementation and future master planning.
    ▪ Advance the outstanding partnership with St. Mary’s General Hospital to further build and foster an integrated regional health system
    ▪ Optimize opportunities for health system leadership, innovation and improved health outcomes by actively seeking out new external relationships across the business community, universities and colleges, governments, research centres, and other regional and provincial partners.
    ▪ Together with its community partners, enable and equip the tremendous talent and commitment of staff, physicians, volunteers and the community in the identification and implementation of further opportunities for health system excellence.



    The ideal candidate will have accomplishments that include exemplary executive leadership, commitment to, and demonstrated experience of, collaborative and forward-thinking work with the Board of Directors, physician leaders, health care system partners and community stakeholders. S/he will have experience leading complex and large-scale organizational initiatives, financial stewardship, and possess values that emphasize innovation, collaboration, high performance and a patient-first philosophy. This leadership role requires someone who has a broad systems perspective and has advanced an integrated approach to health services. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, accomplished and “gifted change leader”, with a demonstrated ability to lead, innovate and transform complex multi-stakeholder/partner health system environments.

    To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at resumes@promeus.ca.



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