Dr Kevin Smith will join the University Health Network (UHN) as president and CEO effective May 22. Known for his contribution to the healthcare systems at the national and provincial level, Smith is currently president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System in Hamilton and CEO of Niagara Health System. Smith is also serving as chair of the board of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, a member of the Premier’s Health Results Table and special advisor to the Office of the Chief Health Innovation Strategist and a special advisor to the minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Previously, he served as chair of the Ontario Hospital Association and of the board of Home Capital. Smith has been a member of the boards of The Change Foundation, the United Way of Burlington and the Association of Canadian Academic Health Organizations. Smith is also a professor in the Department of Medicine, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster Univ and holds a PhD from the Univ of Sussex in England. A lifelong learner, he also took leadership courses at Harvard Univ, Wharton School of Business – CEO Leadership Program, and the Rotman School of Business’ Director’s Education Program.
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