October 15, 2015
The GTA Chapter of the Canadian College of Health Leaders is launching a new series called ‘My Story’ which will feature local leaders discussing their leadership story in an intimate and informal setting with a small group of CCHL members. Each session will feature a different leader speaking provocatively and candidly about his/her career to date, the challenges, and advice for future system leaders. These sessions set around a board room table are designed to create a connection between a group of around 20 CCHL members and the leader, in a roll-up the sleeves type of conversation and dialogue on the challenges to building a successful career in healthcare.
The inaugural ‘My Story’ features Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) CEO Sarah Downey sharing her leadership story and how her journey has unfolded to date. Come prepared to hear about Sarah’s career experience which has culminated in her current role at TEGH. Sarah will give her story but participants are encouraged to come prepared to start a dialogue and ask questions, which could only be answered in an informal, intimate setting. In addition to the session with Sarah, she has also graciously offered to give those interested a tour of TEGH.
Tour Areas include: Innovation and Huddle Board Visit, Clinical Areas Tour (i.e. recently renovated Emergency Department), and Redevelopment Overview and Tour of Mocked-up Clinical Spaces. Each tour will have a maximum of 5 – 6 participants and registration will occur through a separate email prior to the event.
This event is open only to CCHL members and takes place in the board room at Toronto East General Hospital. As this session has limited capacity, enroll early. Stay tuned for other ‘My Story’ events coming in the 2015/2016 year.
Sarah Downey Biography:
Sarah Downey is President and CEO of Toronto East General Hospital. Her healthcare experience spans two decades of professional engagement in both academic health-science centres and in complex multi-institutional organizations in Toronto and Ottawa.
Prior to joining TEGH she worked at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as Executive Vice President, Clinical Programs. Previously she held senior leadership positions at the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Hospital where she was responsible for the clinical and support-services operations of Canada’s largest comprehensive cancer centre.
A proud resident of East Toronto, she volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of WoodGreen Community Services.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She holds a Certified Health Executive designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, has spoken at many health-care conferences, and is a mentor to many in the field.
She is fluently bilingual.
| MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.