Horizon Health Network and CCHL Agree To Three-Year Strategic Alliance

March 1, 2023

New partnership agreement serves as an avenue to promote excellence in the health leadership field 

Horizon Health Network has signed a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of healthcare managers in New Brunswick and Canada. 

Through this agreement, staff of Horizon Health Network and participants in LEADS programming will work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. 

Brenda Lammi, Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are thrilled and looking forward to working with Horizon Health Network by further developing our relationship. Effective leadership is more important than ever in today’s healthcare climate and our collaboration helps us all step into the future of health leadership.  Horizon Health have shown their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their employees.” 

Nathan Wright, Regional Director of Workforce Development at Horizon Health Network, said: “We are excited by this strategic alliance with CCHL to ensure high quality development opportunities for our current and future healthcare leaders. We look forward to having more of our staff deepen their knowledge of the LEADS capabilities and putting them into practice throughout all areas of the organization.” 

This collaboration will also allow for both organizations to better address the constantly evolving needs of health leaders and align themselves with the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework. This framework is a foundation for Canadian health leadership development and defines the knowledge, skills and attitudes a leader must have to positively contribute to the Canadian healthcare system. 

About the Canadian College of Health Leaders 

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge, and network that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. 

Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. 

Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. 

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About Horizon Health Network 
Horizon Health Network (Horizon) is proud of its dedicated team of health care professionals who are focused on delivering safe and quality care to its patients, clients, families, and communities. The success of Horizon is a direct result of its employees’ dedication, professionalism, and commitment. 

Horizon is the largest regional health authority – and one of the largest employers – in New Brunswick, and the second-largest health authority in Atlantic Canada. Its leadership and health care providers are experts in diverse areas of health and community services and provide services to a half a million people. 

Horizon has an annual budget of approximately $1.2 billion and has more than 13,000 employees, 1,100 physicians and 1,300 volunteers, as well as 17 foundations, 12 auxiliaries and 8 alumnae organizations. 

Every year, Horizon welcomes 370 medical residents and coordinates 6,000 placements for students from various medical, nursing, and allied health care programs. 

For more information about Horizon Health Network, visit: 

Media Enquiries 

Canadian College of Health Leaders 

Brenda Lammi 
Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development 

1-800-363-9056 ext. 215  

Horizon Health Network 

Nathan Wright 

Regional Director, Workforce Development 

Horizon health Network 

T: 506-648-7274