Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Halton Healthcare is a leading multi-site healthcare organization with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal accountability and, most importantly, quality patient care. Situated in one of Canada’s fastest growing areas, Halton Healthcare is keeping pace with the growth in their communities. The organization’s three community hospitals are integral to the health and wellness of their communities and resolute about delivering responsive, safe and exceptional care to their patients. 

In 2017, Halton Healthcare completed its third major infrastructure project, marking $3.36B in capital projects including its new, state-of-the-art, 1.6 million square-foot hospital in Oakville, a new Emergency and Diagnostic Imaging department at the Georgetown Hospital, and the expanded Milton District Hospital, adding 330,000 square feet of new patient-centred space and more than doubling the number of inpatient beds. The conclusion of these projects brings close to a decade worth of planning and successful delivery of significant healthcare infrastructure, which continues to ensure a healthy future, and meet the needs of the growing population of the community.

Halton Healthcare’s Strategic Plan, Pathway 2020, focuses on the vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always and three strategic priorities of innovation, collaboration and empowerment. Halton Healthcare is committed to transforming the community hospital experience by engaging patients and their families and advancing leading practices as part of an integrated health system.

As a result of significant organizational growth and a subsequent review of the Chief of Staff structure, Halton Healthcare is evolving their medical leadership organization to meet their organizational and system needs. Beginning with the recruitment of a new Chief of Staff (resulting from a retirement), followed by the recruitment of a newly created Vice President, Medical Affairs role, Halton Healthcare is positioning themselves to develop, enhance and evolve their clinical programs and services through strengthening their investment in physician engagement and leadership. Strengthening the medical leadership structure signals Halton Healthcare’s commitment to building internal capacity, leveraging system partnerships, and achieving exemplary clinical excellence and patient-centred care.  

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The Position

Halton Healthcare is seeking an exceptional, visionary and innovative leader for the role of Chief of Staff (COS). In this role, the COS will continue to actively support Halton Healthcare’s relentless pursuit of clinical excellence, maximizing quality, advancing best practices and transforming the patient and family experience.  With a mandate to inspire and lead exciting patient care initiatives and support the continued evolution of the medical staff, the COS will play a key role in ensuring that Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always is continuously at the forefront. As a champion of quality improvement, the COS will work closely with other members of the Hospital’s senior team and members of the clinical staff to achieve sustained improvements in program outcomes while advancing partnerships that promote a seamless and integrated patient journey.

Responsible to the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Senior Leadership Team, the COS’s medical leadership will be key to shaping and nurturing the culture of the hospital. As a passionate advocate for clinical excellence, the COS will lead and support a highly dedicated team of physicians who are committed to system leadership and clinical innovation. This role requires a high degree of visibility and presence across all 3 sites, with demonstrated skills in leading and managing transformative care initiatives. The ability to build effective relationships with physicians and other stakeholders as well as the ability to influence will be important to the success of the role and the organization.

Key leadership initiatives for the new COS will be to:

  • Ensure Halton Healthcare’s continued commitment and focus to the quality and safety of exceptional medical care, in accordance with the by-laws and policies established by the Board.
  • Develop, inspire and lead clinical and quality initiatives that transform the patient experience with an unwavering focus on excellence, quality improvement and best practices.
  • Continue to support and empower a physician engagement and participation strategy that reinforces accountability and patient-centeredness.
  • Co-lead initiatives with the Senior Leadership Team that help to achieve the three strategic directions: Innovate; Collaborate; Empower.  

The Candidate

You are a physician licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or eligible for licensure. You are an experienced, inclusive and visionary leader with credentials in both medical leadership and clinical practice. You are highly regarded in your field of medical practice and have a breadth of medical leadership experience in either formal or informal leadership roles. Equally comfortable in the clinical, academic and administrative environments, you understand the needs of physicians in hospitals, and can support them in undertaking transformation. You possess superb interpersonal, negotiation, change management and influencing skills and have a history of providing leadership to, and team building with, clinical staff. Recognized as an effective change agent, you have demonstrated your commitment to improving service and operation in a clinical setting, as well as participating in broader systems-level change. 

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at