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For Immediate Release:
June 9, 2011

        LHSC President & CEO Bonnie Adamson receives national Distinguished Service Award


LONDON, Ontario – London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) President and Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Adamson has been awarded the Canadian College of Health Leaders College Award for Distinguished Service.

The College Award recognizes distinguished service in health care management. Ms. Adamson was selected by a committee of colleagues and peers from across Canada, and presented with the award at the 2011 National Awards Gala on June 5 at the National Healthcare Leadership Conference in Whistler, British Columbia.

"On behalf of LHSC’s staff, physicians, volunteers and the board of directors, I congratulate Bonnie Adamson on receiving this prestigious award,” said Peter Johnson, LHSC Board Chair. “Bonnie’s breadth of knowledge and experience in health care management and her contributions to and support of safe and quality patient care, teaching and research are demonstrated each day on behalf of LHSC.”

Ms. Adamson is a Fellow at the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is the Past Chair of the National Board of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and she has held positions on other Boards, such as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Studies (ICES), the Fanshawe College Health Sciences Advisory Board, and the Canadian Health Information Association Board.

Prior to joining LHSC in 2010, Ms. Adamson had been the president and CEO of North York General Hospital (8 years) and president and CEO of the Huron Perth Hospitals Partnership (4 years). She also previously worked at London Health Sciences Centre’s Victoria Hospital for twenty years.

“We are truly honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Bonnie Adamson and all or our 2011 National Award Program recipients,” said Ray Racette, president and CEO of the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Founded in 1970, the Canadian College of Health Leaders is a national, non-profit, professional association dedicated to developing, promoting, advancing and recognizing excellence in health leadership.


About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for more than 135 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, a joint research initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 50 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca


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