Matthew Anderson, President and CEO, William Osler Health System
Osler is among the largest community hospital systems in Canada, serving a population of over 1.3 million people living in one of the fastest-growing and most culturally diverse regions in the country. Amalgamated in 1998, Osler comprises three sites: Etobicoke General Hospital, Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (opening in 2015/16), besides a number of off-site health centres that together provide a comprehensive range of acute care, ambulatory and ancillary health services.
Matt previously served as the CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), a Crown corporation that is responsible for the local planning, measuring and funding of 177 health provider organizations that serve more than 1.15 million Ontarians. Prior to that role, Matt held the position of Senior Vice-President of Performance and Technology, University Health Network (UHN), where he led the information, quality management and technology portfolios and has been the Chief Information Officer for a number of healthcare agencies across the continuum of care.
In 1998, Matt became one of the youngest CIOs of a Canadian academic health sciences centre, where he helped establish a five-year, $50-million capital plan to move UHN to a completely electronic patient record. He has been recognized nationally as a recipient of Canada’s prestigious “Top 40 Under 40” award, received the “Who’s Who in Healthcare” award through the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and was named Canada’s CIO of the Year in 2005.