Ontario Health Memo: Ontario Health President & CEO

December 20, 2019

December 20, 2019

MEMORANDUM TO: Ontario Health Stakeholder Partners

FROM: Bill Hatanaka, Ontario Health Board Chair



As a valued partner, I am very pleased to share with you that the Board of Directors of Ontario Health has appointed Matthew Anderson as Ontario Health’s President and CEO effective February 1, 2020.

Since 2016 Matthew has been serving as the President and CEO of Lakeridge Health, the health system and hospital network that serves Durham Region, Ontario. He has been working in health care since 1992 and rose quickly to leadership positions. He became Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998, became a Vice President at UHN in 2000, and in 2004 was named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail. In 2008, Matthew was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and in 2010, became CEO of William Osler Health System.

Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with stakeholders across Ontario’s health system, finding opportunities, forging relationships and building strong partnerships to advance integrated and patient-centred models of care and most importantly, provide better quality care to Ontarians.

We are delighted that Matthew is joining the team at Ontario Health as its President and CEO. He has extensive team-building, system change and health care experience, including immersion in hospital and community networks. He is highly focused on the needs of patients and caregivers and brings a wide range of experiences to draw on as he leads the transformation of Ontario’s health system.


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