St. Joseph’s Health Care London and CCHL Agree to New Three-Year Strategic Alliance

November 1, 2023

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

St. Joseph’s Health Care London has agreed to a new strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers.

Through this agreement, qualifying staff of the St. Joseph’s Health Care London will be recognized for advanced leadership standing and the condensed path towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation through their completion of their leadership programming. The CHE is the only certification program for all Canadian health leaders. This program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation.

Brenda Lammi, Senior Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development at the CCHL, said: “We are thrilled with this new strategic alliance partnership and to be continue to collaborate with St. Joseph’s Health Care London, who show their commitment to health leadership by committing to have the CHE as a preferred designation for their employees.”

“St. Joseph’s is committed to leadership development and is excited about the next three years in our leadership excellence journey,” says Andrew Davidson, Vice President, Human Resources, St. Joseph’s Health Care London. “The partnership with CCHL will propel leader capabilities at St. Joseph’s, ensure the organization is guided by informed, innovative, and adept leaders, and facilitate the adoption of proven leadership frameworks and strategies from across the country to drive organizational success and enhance patient care and outcomes.”

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 health care 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 networks 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 4,300 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence.

About St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation and specialized geriatrics; and surgery.  St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community-based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care; and the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care.

Media Enquiries

Canadian College of Health Leaders

Brenda Lammi
Senior Vice President, Leadership and Professional Development
1-800-363-9056 ext. 215

St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Dahlia Reich
Communication and Public Affairs
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
268 Grosvenor St., London, ON N6A 4V2
519 646-6100 ext. 65294
519 619-0971 (Cell)   


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