London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) Board of Directors announced Dr. Paul Woods will be the next President and Chief Executive Officer of LHSC, effective January 15, 2018.
Dr. Woods is a senior health care leader with clinical and administrative experience in both Canada and the United States and he is highly regarded for his understanding of health system dynamics and proven ability to lead positive change in complex environments.
Most recently, Dr. Woods was the Senior Vice President, Provider Network Organization for Trinity Health – a multi-institutional health-care organization comprised of over 120,000 people, including more than 7,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, across 1,700 sites in the United States.
In this role, Dr. Woods had clinical, operational and financial accountability for medical practices in primary care, specialty care and hospital-based physician practices. Under his leadership, multiple system-wide service delivery redesign initiatives were successfully implemented that achieved improved health outcomes, better patient and provider experiences, and reduced costs to deliver care.
Dr. Woods has also held roles at the University of Calgary in the Department of Family Medicine, Alberta Health Services, as well as Spectrum Health Medical Group and Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement.
His proven skills in collaborative change management approaches make him an ideal leader to foster positive system change and innovation – a key element the Board was seeking to continue and accelerate the work already underway at LHSC.
A graduate of the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, we look forward to welcoming Dr. Woods back to London.