Toronto Central LHIN Announces New Member of the Board
TORONTO, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - The Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is very pleased to announce the appointment Richard Blickstead as Director of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors.
Mr. Blickstead is currently the CEO of the Wellesley Institute, a national non-partisan progressive institute focused on population health through applied research, pragmatic public policy and innovative systems thinking. He is a senior executive with experience in Canadian and American public and private sectors including Peoples Jewellers, Wal-Mart, Dylex, Holt Renfrew, and RONA specializing in organizational revitalization and change management, strategic leadership, and governance. Mr. Blickstead is a member of several Boards/ Councils including The Toronto Board of Trade, Young/World Presidents Organization, Centre for Urban Health Initiatives, Canadian Centre for Diversity, Harvard Club of Toronto, and was a past Director and Treasurer of the Children's Aid Foundation. Mr. Blickstead was also a member of the Toronto Central LHIN's Research and Education Council in 2007/08. In his current role at the Wellesley Institute, Mr. Blickstead has worked with numerous health service providers within by the Toronto Central LHIN.
- The Toronto Central LHIN is one of 14 LHINs established by the government to improve the coordination, integration and performance of health care services at the local level.
- Toronto Central LHIN funds and is accountable for the performance of 177 health service providers including hospitals, the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, community support services, Community Health Centres, mental health and addictions agencies, and long-term care.
- Toronto Central LHIN organizations provide health care to the 1.14 million people who live in central Toronto and people from across Ontario who require specialized services.
For further information:
Janine DeVito, Toronto Central LHIN