David Thompson, CHE, named recipient of the 2019 Mentorship Award

March 20, 2019

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that David Thompson, CHE, Vice President, Community Hospitals & Programs at Fraser Health Authority, has been named recipient of the 2019 Mentorship Award.

David has over 20 years of experience in various leadership roles in the B.C. health system. He has held many leadership roles both with Fraser Health and Providence Health Care including Residential Care, Health Information Systems and Quality Improvement. He is passionate about developing others through mentorship, and continually goes above and beyond the responsibilities of his position in order to do so. David is leaving a true legacy with the countless young talent he has mentored.

“David’s mentorship philosophy is to help individuals realize their innate potential no matter at what stage they are” stated Jessica Doonan, RN BSN MHA(c), current mentee of David Thompson. “A mentor that is gifted with the ability to see the strengths and potentials of their mentees and to develop that within them is deserving of acknowledgment”.

David is actively involved with the College. He recently held the position of British Columbia Director on the College Board from 2012 to 2018 and has participated in various other committees.

The Mentorship Award is presented to a leader in the healthcare system who demonstrates exemplary, sustained commitment to mentoring, and inspiring healthcare leadership.

This award is sponsored by Roche. Roche is committed to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the healthcare system in the diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and long-term disease in key therapeutic and diagnostic areas.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program and will be presented at the Honouring Health Leadership event on June 9, 2019 in Toronto prior to the 2019 National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC).

For further information and/or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7218, ext. 213