Neil Fraser named recipient of the 2022 CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award

April 28, 2022

The Canadian College of Health Leaders is proud to announce that Neil Fraser, President of Medtronic Canada, has been named recipient of the 2022 CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award.

Neil Fraser joined Medtronic over 35 years ago and became the President of Medtronic Canada in 2004, receiving numerous awards, including Canada’s Best Large Workplaces and Top 100 Employer, and various sub-categories that highlight his focus on inclusion, diversity, equity, and the environment.

He is passionate and engaged in helping improve the health outcomes of Canadians, with a focus on access to healthcare technology and improving the efficacy and efficiency of the system. He does this through stakeholder engagement Federally and Provincially, and by driving an innovation agenda that will result in better care for Canadians.

Neil has been an avid supporter of the College since Medtronic joined as a corporate member in 1994, to the extent that they were recognized in 2009 and again in 2013 as the recipient of the College’s President’s Award for Outstanding Corporate Membership. This recognition was well deserved with Neil’s ongoing support towards the HPRS Program (over 25 sessions delivered), National Awards Program sponsorship (since 2014), other event sponsorships (2008 – 2019), and Board and Committee work (since 2012) through representatives from Medtronic.

The CCHL Distinguished Leadership Award honours a Champion of Performance Improvement. Winners of this Award are passionate and visionary leaders who have led transformative change, demonstrated exemplary engagement and collaboration and a dedication to building leadership capacity.

The award is sponsored by Stryker Canada ULC. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, is driven to make healthcare better. They offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

This award is part of our CCHL National Awards Program. and will be presented at the virtual Honouring Health Leadership event on June 16, 2022.

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

Christian Coulombe
Vice-President, Marketing & Membership
Canadian College of Health Leaders
613-235-7219, ext. 213