President’s Award for Living Our Core Values – How We Work Together
Chris Harris is the current manager of the operating room at University Hospital. Chris began his career at LHSC as a registered respiratory therapist in 1989.
Nominated by colleagues from respiratory therapy, the operating room and critical care, Chris is described as a quiet, effective leader who promotes excellence in his staff and colleagues by encouraging independent thinking.
After many years as the coordinator of respiratory therapy, Chris assumed the role of OR manager at University Hospital in January 2010. The position is described by colleagues as a challenging one, with the manager frequently dealing with complex and conflicting demands. Balancing budgets, resources and diverse roles and personalities from multiple disciplines, Chris has retained a unique ability to be congenial and approachable.
Always the first with a warm smile and friendly “hello,” Chris lives LHSC’s core values of respect, trust and collaboration in every encounter he has, leading his team by example and empowering them to achieve personal and professional goals with hard work and determination.