Friday, January 31, 2014

Hamilton Health Sciences: New President and Chief Executive Officer Announcement

New CEO Hamilton Health Sciences begins Feb. 1, 2014

(HAMILTON, ON. - FEBRUARY. 1, 2014) Mr. Paul Chapin, Chair of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Rob MacIsaac as the President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences as of February 1, 2014.

Rob MacIsaac
Over the past five years as president of Mohawk College, Mr. MacIsaac led the transformation of its main campus with investments in new and renovated space totalling more than $80 million. He also positioned Mohawk as southern Ontario’s post-secondary education hub for health and technology, and a leader in applied research. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. MacIsaac served as the first Chair of Metrolinx – the transportation authority responsible for planning, building, and operating transportation infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mr. MacIsaac also served three terms as Mayor of the City of Burlington from 1997 to 2006.

Mr. MacIsaac has been recognized for his accomplishments in community building with the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, and through a Paul Harris Fellowship. He was also awarded a Doctor of Arts (Honoris Causa) from Australia’s Charles Sturt University. Mr. MacIsaac completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a Law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Bar in 1989.

Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven hospitals, a regional rehabilitation centre, a cancer centre, and an urgent care centre serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central south Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences provides a broader range of services than any other hospital in Ontario, and is the second largest teaching hospital in the province. 

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