HealthcareRounds: March 26, 2019 Speakers
Integrated Care Solutions for Ontario Health Teams Speakers
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Janet Davidson, Chair of CIHI’s Board of Directors
Ms. Janet Davidson is the chair of CIHI’s Board of Directors. Ms. Davidson is presently working in health care consulting. From 2013 to 2015, she was deputy minister of Alberta Health, and prior to that she was the official administrator for Alberta Health Services. She has more than 40 years of experience in health care in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions. She is a board member of Bayshore Healthcare and was recently appointed a senior fellow with the CD Howe Institute. Prior to joining Alberta Health Services, she was the Canadian executive and industry specialist with KPMG’s Global Healthcare Practice. She was also president and CEO of Trillium Health Centre in Mississauga, where she led a successful merger with the Credit Valley Hospital, creating the largest community academic hospital in the country. She has been extensively involved in global humanitarian work and served for 10 years in a senior governance capacity with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Geneva, first as a vice president (Americas) and then as vice chair of the Standing Commission, its highest deliberative body. Ms. Davidson received her Bachelor of Nursing Science from the University of Windsor and a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management as well as the Global Health Leadership program of the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health; she also has an honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Windsor. She is an officer of the Order of Canada and has been named twice to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Davidson was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women.
Jill Tettmann, Chief Executive Officer, North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN
Jill is a seasoned healthcare leader with significant experience in multiple healthcare environments. She has provided leadership for the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN’s responsibilities of the local health system for over 13 years. Jill is a collaborative leader who believes in the power of teamwork and relationship building to foster growth and development.
As an advocate for high quality, integrated systems that balance the patient experience with better value and better health, her ongoing commitment to healthcare genuinely compliments the LHIN’s goal to transform the healthcare experience for patients and their families. She believes in fostering the role of supportive and adaptive cultures to positively influence system change and is recognized for having an open, collaborative and results-oriented approach.
She is an active member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives as a Certified Health Executive and holds a Masters of Health Science in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Community Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Anita Fitches, Director Integrated Care Solutions, Bayshore HealthCare
Anita Fitches, RN, BScN, MBA. Anita Fitches has over 19 years of experience working at Bayshore. As Director of Integrated Care Solutions, she is responsible for managing all clinical, financial and operational operations in addition to supervision of all staff. Anita began her Bayshore career in June of 1999 as a field and community RN, working with multiple clients with complex needs. In 2001, Anita was promoted to Manager of Clinical Practice for nursing and in 2007, after completing the Nursing and Health Care Leadership/ Management Program at McMaster University, she was promoted to Area Director for the Brockville branch. Under Anita’s direction, Bayshore has expanded in the region to include a Belleville and Kingston office as well as multiple clinics. After completing her MBA at Athabasca University in July of 2016, she was appointed Senior Director at St. Joseph’s Home Care in Hamilton under a partnership agreement with St. Joseph’s Health System. Anita worked closely with the home care team to further develop the Integrated Comprehensive Care Model with a strong emphasis on the future vision. In 2010 and 2013, Anita was nominated for the Customer Service Leadership Award at Bayshore and in 2011 and 2012 for Branch Community Involvement. Anita is an active member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and is the Vice-Chair of the Alzheimer Society of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville. Anita has proven herself to be an analytical achiever, strategist, and transformational leader with unique knowledge and insight within the healthcare sector. With her strong abilities in cross-departmental management, leadership development, financial acumen, and succession planning, she is well-positioned to oversee all aspects of operations and service
Lydia Lee, National Digital Health Lead, IT Advisory, KPMG
Lydia Lee is a Partner at KPMG Canada. She is the National Lead for Digital Health and CIO Advisory Practices. With more than twenty years of experience in health system design and technology-enabled business transformation, she focuses on digital health strategy, complex multi-organizational IT governance, clinical systems and infrastructure renewal and advanced analytics. Previously, Lydia was the Senior Vice President and CIO at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre and learning institution, where she led all aspects of enterprise information technology strategy and operations. She was awarded the distinction of IT Association of Canada (ITAC) Public Sector Canadian CIO of the Year (2015) for her demonstrated leadership of provincial e-health initiatives that drove care integration and health system efficiency. Lydia is a Lifetime Member of Digital Health Canada and a Director on the HIMSS North American Board. In her spare time, Lydia loves shopping at gourmet grocery stores and is training for her 6th Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO for the Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Pichora serves as the President and CEO for the Kingston Health Sciences Centre that has integrated Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals effective April 1, 2017. Dr. Pichora is also Co-Chair (with the South East LHIN CEO) of SECHEF, the Executive forum of the SE LHIN and is President of the Hotel Dieu Hospital Research Institute.
Dr. Pichora previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Hotel Dieu Hospital from November 2008 until March 31, 2017 and Chief of Staff of the Hotel Dieu Hospital from 2004 until February 2009.
Dr. Pichora completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Queen’s University and clinical fellowships at the University of Toronto and University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is a Professor of Surgery and of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen’s University and has been on the medical staff at Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals since 1986. He has served as Divisional Chair of Orthopedic Surgery for Kingston’s academic hospitals and is a founding member, a lead researcher and Board member for the Human Mobility Research Centre (HMRC) at Queen’s University.
As an internationally recognized leader in orthopaedics and trauma, he was named the Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research in 2015.
Karyn Popovich, Executive Vice President for Clinical Services, Quality, Long Term Care and the Chief Nursing Executive at North York General Hospital
Karyn has over 35 years of healthcare experience. She is a registered nurse and worked for 18 years in clinician roles. After various progressive leadership roles, Karyn served as Vice President Clinical Services and CNE for the past 10 years. Karyn has her Masters in Health Studies (MHS) from Athabasca University. She is Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE), a member of Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) and a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
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