TORONTO, ON (March 9th, 2017) – Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointment by Order in Council of Caroline Acker to the Board of Directors effective February 17th 2017.
Caroline will serve alongside the nine current Toronto Central LHIN board members in directing the LHIN’s policies and providing oversight to plan, fund and coordinate the provision of health care services in Toronto Central.
With over 40 years of experience in the health care sector, Caroline began her professional career as a nurse at St. Michael’s Hospital’s ICU & PACU. She then transitioned to St. Elizabeth Health Care where she delivered and managed nursing services through home care, and then moved on to the role of Executive Director of the Regent Park Community Health Centre.
Caroline was the founding CEO of Pathways to Education Canada, a public foundation dedicated to helping youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education. In 2001, she set up the innovative Pathways to Education, to help young people to break the cycle of poverty, continue their education and find success in a career.
She has served on the Boards of St. Michael’s Hospital, Surrey Place Centre, Health Force Ontario and many not for profit organizations.
Caroline was awarded Membership in The Order of Canada in 2012, is the recipient of an Honourary Doctorate of Science from the University of New Brunswick, and also has an Honourary Doctorate of Science from Queen’s University.
“I want to thank Ms. Caroline Acker for taking on this new and important role with the Toronto Central LHIN. I look forward to working with you on the transformation of Ontario’s health care system into one that is more accessible, integrated and patient-focused.”
-Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
“I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to Caroline, who has a rich and diverse practical experience at all levels of the health care which will prove an invaluable asset to Toronto Central as it expands its role within the health care continuum.
-Susan Fitzpatrick, CEO Toronto Central LHIN
“I am honoured and excited to join the Toronto Central LHIN Board during this important and transformational time and look forward to utilizing my experience in healthcare to put patients at the centre of everything we do and deliver on the Toronto Central LHIN goal to create a healthier Toronto.”
- Caroline Acker, Toronto Central LHIN Board Member
- The Chair and the Board of Directors are appointed based on their expertise, experience, leadership skills, and the needs of the LHIN. The Board, through the Chair, is accountable to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.
- Directors are appointed by an Order-in-Council through a process administered by the Public Appointment Secretariat for a term of up to three years, and may be appointed for one further term.
- The Toronto Central LHIN’s Board of Directors includes:
- Dr. Vivek Goel, Chair
- John Fraser, Vice, Chair
- Carol Perry, Director
- Yasmin Meralli, Director
- Maurice Hudon, Director
- Felix Wu, Director
- Christopher Hoffmann, Director
- Pamela Griffith-Jones, Director
- Jason Madden, Director
About the Toronto Central LHIN
Toronto Central LHIN has the highest concentration of health services in Ontario with more than 170 health service providers delivering 210 programs. Toronto Central LHIN is responsible for planning, integrating and funding local health services that meet the needs of 1.2 million residents and thousands of other Ontarians who come to Toronto for care.
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