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  • Released February 7, 2013

    A well-known healthcare leader in

    Ontario will be The Scarborough Hospital’s new CEO beginning June 1.

    Robert Biron, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of

    Northumberland Hills Hospital, has been appointed as the new President and

    CEO by The Scarborough Hospital’s Board of Directors.

    “Robert is exactly the leader The Scarborough Hospital needs to shepherd us through the changes we will need to make as a hospital in this era of healthcare transformation. He brings a very strong background in quality healthcare, innovation, fiscal restraint and community engagement,” said Stephen Smith, Chair of the Board of TSH.

    “Under John Wright, we saw the quality and safety of healthcare provided by our hospital increase dramatically to become one the best in Ontario. With John’s retirement, we know that Robert will continue that focus and at the same time position our hospital for the long term under the new reality,” says Smith.

    “I am honoured to have the opportunity to join The Scarborough Hospital team – a team that’s clearly committed to quality care, innovative thinking and stakeholder engagement. The current work under way with the Strategic Plan Refresh demonstrates the team’s commitment to transform the hospital to ensure the long- term sustainability of health services for the Scarborough community. I look forward to working with the team and the community for continued success,” said Biron.

    Biron joined Northumberland Hills Hospital as President and CEO in November 2008. He has worked in the hospital sector for over 20 years in various capacities, primarily at the senior executive level.

    His professional credentials include a Master’s of Health Science (MHSc), Health Administration degree from the University of Toronto and a Canadian Health Executive (CHE) designation. He is a Chartered Accountant

    (CA) with a designated specialty in information technology (CA•IT).

    Biron has served on a number of working groups and committees for the Ontario Hospital Association, and he has also served as a hospital peer reviewer for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Hospitals Diagnostic Imaging Repository Service (HDIRS).

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