President and Chief Executive Officer - Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance

  • Boyden
  • Mar 15, 2024
Full time President CEO

Job Description

President and Chief Executive Officer

Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance

The Hospitals in the rural communities of Listowel and Wingham in Southwestern Ontario have developed a strong alliance that serves northern Perth, northern Huron, and southern Bruce Counties. The two Hospital Corporations are separate but have a shared governance structure, an integrated management team and several shared clinical and administrative programs. Listowel Wingham Hospitals Alliance (LWHA) is a founding member of the Huron Perth and Area Ontario Health team. Building on its vision of “Enriching Life’s Journey Together”, LWHA is well positioned to continue to expand on the integrated health system through extensive linkages and partnerships with acute care, primary care with our Family Health Team (FHT), long-term care and other community-based health services.

With a long history of innovative and leading-edge health programs, complemented by advanced clinical informatics systems, diagnostic technologies and therapeutic services, LWHA offers an extensive range of ambulatory and inpatient programs.  A teaching site of Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, LWHA offers many specialized clinics including cancer care and women’s health (including the Ontario Breast Screening Program).  LWHA is highly integrated with adjacent family physician clinics and is the ongoing beneficiary of the incredible work of two Foundations.  Finally, LWHA is geographically situated in a thriving rural community with close proximity to world-class universities and outstanding cultural and recreational resources. 

LWHA seeks a visionary leader to serve as the President and CEO to work closely with the Board of Directors to provide leadership in shaping the organization’s vision, mission, and values. Amid a dynamic healthcare landscape, the President and CEO is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the strategic plan and operational management, aligning organizational goals with evolving patient needs, and ensuring the utmost quality, efficiency, and safety in the care of the people served by LWHA by managing risk, communication, financial sustainability, information systems, and human resources. Continuing the momentum of the successful integration between the two rural community hospitals, the President and CEO and Board of Directors must prioritize further collaboration among the two sites to guarantee the delivery of optimal health care and systems to the communities served. The President and CEO must foster effective, trusting, and fruitful relationships with internal staff and external constituencies. To advance the LWHA’s mission and vision, the President and CEO must continue to build a coalition of partnerships and networks that engage community healthcare providers and other hospitals and organizations, Ontario Health, the Ministry of Health, and other stakeholders.

With an extraordinary reputation and professional background, the ideal candidate has significant senior-level executive experience in healthcare leadership, notably spearheading transformative changes. The preferred candidate must possess a deep understanding of rural communities and health services, with a proven ability to forge community-based partnerships and bolster connections between acute care, primary care, long term care and other community health services. With exceptional business and political acumen and communication skills, the ideal candidate will uphold rigorous quality standards, develop and lead high-performing teams, and maintain positive relationships with regional health entities, senior health officials, elected representatives, staff and stakeholders at all levels. A Master’s Degree is desirable, and possessing a Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Service Executives would be advantageous.

To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please submit your application and related materials to Jim Stonehouse, Partner or Pamela Colquhoun, Partner via Kathy Luu, Senior Associate


Listowel and Wingham, Southwestern Ontario