President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Headwaters Health Care Centre
  • Aug 07, 2019
Full time President CEO

Job Description

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Headwaters Health Care Centre (Headwaters) is an innovative, people centred community hospital. With a newly launched Strategic Plan - One Community, Caring Together - Headwaters is committed to the ongoing delivery of high-quality care, close to home and, is working in partnership to improve local care integration and population health for the communities it serves.   An award-winning hospital, Headwaters is a full-service medium-sized, acute care hospital and complex continuing care facility, offering inpatient and outpatient services, as well as 24/7 Emergency Services.  With a newly built ambulatory care centre and major renovations complete to its surgical program and planned for its emergency department and welcome centre, Headwaters is committed to continually evolve its facility and programs to care for its community.  Located in Orangeville, and surrounded on the hospital campus by the beauty of the Friendship Gardens, Headwaters serves the communities of Dufferin County, the Town of Caledon and beyond. Headwaters is accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest possible designation from Accreditation Canada.

Guided by its recently renewed values - Kindness, Passion, Courage and Teamwork – Headwaters is focused on advancing its strategic goals of Getting Even Better, Nothing About You, Without You and Integrated Care, Closer to Home.   Headwaters has a growing partnership with patients and families and is committed to empowering its clinicians and staff to drive local improvement.   Selected by the Ministry of Health, with its partners, to advance the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team (OHT) and announcing its intent to implement MEDITECH Expanse with its regional IT partners, Headwaters is on the leading edge of positive change.

Headwaters is part of a broader community team including the Dufferin Area Family Health Team, Dufferin County Paramedic Services, County of Dufferin, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners, William Osler Health System as well as many local mental health, home/community care and social service agencies. Headwaters’ clinical excellence is driven by its strong ties to its local family doctors as well as specialists in a range of health care areas.   Headwaters has a close partnership with Headwaters Health Care Foundation, the fundraising organization that raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education for the hospital. 

The Position:

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will lead Headwaters at an exciting and innovative period in health care. Working in partnership with its community, the new CEO will continue to build on this community hospital’s success by continually improving the care it provides and working locally with the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative.   The incumbent will be a visible, person-centred, inclusive and strategic leader as the organization partners in a complex and changing provincial health system. The CEO will be a partner and leader with the Board, Senior Management Team, physicians, staff and volunteers, in advancing the hospitals strategic goals and continuing to build and expand upon the excellent community and health system partnerships.

Key leadership priorities for the CEO will be to:

  • Work collaboratively with local partners to develop the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team;
  • Advance major hospital improvement projects including, Welcome Centre and Emergency Department renovations, MEDITECH Expanse: Clinical Transformation, and Accreditation;
  • Support the success and evolution of patients and families as partners with the hospital and
  • Continue to build the capacity of the organization by supporting, developing and empowering the Headwaters team to lead positive improvement at every level of the hospital.


The successful candidate will be a collaborative, visionary health system leader with a highly successful track record of leading positive change in a complex multi-stakeholder and partner environment. In addition to exemplary executive health care leadership and a commitment to a culture of patient and family-centered care, clinical excellence and exemplary staff, physician, volunteer, foundation relationships, he/she will be a collaborative and engaged leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

For additional information on Headwaters, visit their website at

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your cover letter and resume quoting job number 161-19 by no later than August 28, 2019 or send a query to Bonnie Kulba at

Job Category

Chief Executive Officer


Orangeville, ON