LHSC Board Chair becomes Chair of
Ontario Hospital Association


For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2010

(LONDON, Ontario) – The Chair of the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) Board of Directors, Peter Johnson, has been elected as Chair of the Board for the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). The OHA represents 154 public hospitals in Ontario.

“We are thrilled with the announcement that Peter has been elected OHA Board Chair,” says Bonnie Adamson, President and CEO, LHSC. “Peter has been serving the health care community in London for more than 25 years. Besides being LHSC’s current Board Chair, Peter has served as director and Chair for the Children’s Health Foundation, a member of various fundraising committees for London Health Sciences Foundation, and is the current Chair of the Board of the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. Peter brings to the OHA a strong history of health care volunteerism.”

Johnson has been the chair of the LHSC Board since June 2010 and is a partner at Lerners LLP, where he practices Corporate Law. Johnson was initially elected to the OHA Board in February 2006 and will act as Board Chair for one year.

“I am honoured to be elected Board Chair of the OHA and to have the opportunity to work and learn from so many people - our board, our staff and our members - who are committed to improving health care in Ontario,” says Johnson. “This is a year of very significant change with the introduction of the Excellence Care for All Act. The focus of the Act is to ensure we deliver excellent care and sustain it in the years to come notwithstanding the financial and demographic challenges we will face."

Founded in 1924, the OHA uses advocacy, education and partnerships to build a strong, innovative and sustainable health care system for all Ontarians. Johnson’s position as OHA Board Chair officially started November 7, 2010 and he will remain LHSC Board Chair until June 2012.

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