Mehdi Somji, CHE, named recipient of 2020 Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award

April 7, 2020

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Mehdi Somji, CHE, Director Integrated Health Systems, Partnerships & Health Analytics at Humber River Hospital, has been named recipient of the 2020 Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award.

Mehdi Somji is an exceptional leader with a record of accomplishment for delivering many impactful initiatives that have improved and continue to improve the health system, including iPlan – a Central LHIN wide digitalization of discharge planning practices, Humber’s Elderly Assess and Restore Team (HEART), and a SMART Discharge program.

Mehdi reflects the values of compassion, professionalism and respect, and is known for his strong leadership and collaborative approach. He employs an open-door policy and is frequently connecting with leaders within and outside Humber River Hospital sharing knowledge, providing mentorship and guidance, and using each encounter as a learning opportunity.

He has held progressive leadership positions, and holds a Master of Health Informatics, a Master Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, and is a Certified Health Executive (CHE). He is a sought-after expert in health system integration, clinical operations, quality improvement, technology, and data and analytics.

The Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award is presented to a Canadian healthcare leader, age 40 or younger, who has demonstrated leadership in the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s health system.

The award is sponsored by Aramark. Aramark delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people’s lives through innovative services in food, facilities and clinical technology.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program.

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

Christian Coulombe
Director, Marketing and Communications
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213