LHSC appoints new president and CEO

Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor, who had been serving as hospital’s interim leader, has been named LHSC president and CEO

Photo: Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor

THE LONDON HEALTH Sciences Centre (LHSC) announced on Wednesday that Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor has officially been named its new president and CEO.

Taylor has been helming the hospital as interim CEO since the controversial firing of Dr. Paul Woods last January. She took over the position at a time turbulence for the hospital following the firing of Woods and his subsequent lawsuit over the issue.

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“Dr. Schleifer Taylor brings a wealth of hospital and health system experience and a proven track record of leadership to this position,” said Phyllis Retty, chair of the LHSC board of directors, in a released statement.

“She is an inspiring and transformative leader with a vision both for LHSC and Ontario’s health system. We are confident her deep knowledge of health care and of the needs of patients and families, her academic achievements, and the respect she generates across the health system will ensure LHSC will play a pivotal role in meeting the needs of our community and shaping the health care of the future.”

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In addition to her role as LHSC, Schleifer Taylor also serves as chair of the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health, and she has also been a regional executive advisor to the South West Local Health Integration Network and provincial co-lead and co-chair of HealthForceOntario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Inter-Professional Collaboration Initiative.

“I am honoured by the board’s confidence in my leadership and excited to lead LHSC into the future,” said Schleifer Taylor. “LHSC is a dynamic organization that is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients and families through innovative care, research, and education. I look forward to tackling the challenges ahead, inspired by the strength and resilience of all who work at LHSC. Together we will change lives and advance health care.” LHSC appoints new president and CEO LHSC Leadership

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