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Celebrating our 50th Anniversary

CCHL Chair Feisal Keshavjee, CHE and Vice-Chair Marianne Walker, CHE join CEO Alain Doucet to discuss the College’s 50-year anniversary.


Vice President Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer

Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s General Hospital (SMGH) is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in Ontario. SMGH proudly serve the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County, and extend their reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond. SMGH has been a cornerstone in the community since 1924, providing patient-centred care in the tradition of their founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton. With annual revenue of $170M and 147 acute care beds, the nearly 2,000 staff, physicians, and volunteers provide excellent, compassionate care to hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year in their core areas of clinical focus: Cardiac Care (Regional Cardiac Centre); Regional Thoracic/Respiratory Care Program (Level 1 Thoracic Surgery Centre); Outpatient (Day) Surgery; General Medicine; and 24/7 Emergency Care. SMGH recently completed their accreditation and were accredited with Exemplary Standing until 2023. 

The region of Waterloo is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and 10th largest community in Canada. With its vibrant tech and entrepreneurial community, universities, and industry leadership, there are opportunities to creatively evolve health care delivery in partnership with both health and non-health care sector partners. With the Hospital facing pressures given demand for service and aging facilities, the coming years will be critical to determine how to expand capacity and services to best serve the community in the future.  

The Position
Reporting to the President, the Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer (VP/CFO) is an influential member of the Leadership Team and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership to the Hospital, and for overseeing the daily operations of Financial Services, Risk Management, Capital Planning, Procurement and Materials Management. The VP/CFO will promote effective performance at SMGH and at external tables across the Region and the Province. The VP/CFO, in conjunction with the President and Leadership Team, will also lead the execution of the organization’s financial strategy that reflects SMGH’s strategic priorities; continue to enhance financial stewardship and system capacity; and further develop and build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Key leadership priorities for the new VP/CFO will be to: 
  • Advance a financial strategy that aligns with SMGH’s strategic plan.
  • Lead and facilitate the optimization of hospital funding and financial sustainability. 
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership regarding financial opportunities and challenges, clinical services planning, projected growth and government funding changes, investment and business planning, and risk management initiatives.
  • Lead the development of a multi-year capital plan for the Hospital. Work closely with the SMGH Foundation to support their fundraising and investment efforts. 
  • Continue to partner with Clinical Leaders regarding a range of corporate initiatives and business planning opportunities.  
  • Continue to build internal and external leadership capacity within a multi-stakeholder environment in Ontario’s evolving health care landscape.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key provincial bodies including Ministry of Health, Ontario Health and the Ontario Hospital Association to both support financial and capital aspects of SMGH and to creatively contribute to shaping provincial policy related to hospital and health care funding.
  • Forge collaborative relationships within the St. Joseph’s Health System, and regional hospital partners, particularly in an effort to maximize the impact of health care investments in serving communities in the region.
The successful candidate will have at least seven to ten years of progressive leadership experience in a similar health service delivery environment. In addition to possessing a graduate degree and accounting designation, the Candidate will be a change agent, inspiring leader, and engaged team player. This is an influential leadership role that requires someone that excels at driving operational efficiency and business strategy in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. The successful Candidate will have the transformational ability to implement leading practices in fiscal accountability and corporate governance. In addition, he/she will have the ideal opportunity to be a vocal and visible advocate of excellence in innovative healthcare, while contributing to both strategic and operational financial leadership in an ambitious organization-wide vision and strategy.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

CHE Select Program

The Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program is the only leadership designation in Canada for health leaders. The CHE is aligned to the LEADS Domains which supports self-directed, life-long learning.

CHE Select intensifies the College’s role in supporting leaders in Canadian health system to define and understand their leadership and the role they play in leading systems change, it includes individual development and will also support organizational culture and systems change.

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