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London Health Sciences Centre and Cancer Care Ontario announce new vice president for cancer care


For Immediate Release
March 23, 2012

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(LONDON, Ontario) – Neil Johnson, an accomplished LHSC health care leader, has been named the new Vice President, Cancer Care for London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and Regional Vice President, South West Regional Cancer Program for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), effective April 1, 2012.

Neil Johnson is currently the Vice President, Clinical Support and Business Development and he replaces Brian Orr, PhD, who ends his tenure at LRCP on March 30, 2012.

"Neil is a health care leader who combines extensive experience in health services and management with a passion for delivering results that make a difference to patients," said Bonnie Adamson, President and CEO, London Health Sciences Centre.

A pharmacist by training, Johnson also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He is a recognized leader in advancing integrated systems and has a track record of working with regional partners to develop a range of innovative programs and initiatives to improve patient care.

"Neil’s appointment follows a collaborative and robust recruitment process. It was the unanimous view of the selection committee that Neil’s qualifications and commitment made him our top candidate,” said Michael Sherar, President and CEO, Cancer Care Ontario.

"I look forward to working with staff and physicians at LRCP and across the southwest regional cancer program to advance our mission of improving health care for all cancer patients," said Johnson.

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for 137 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

About Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer Care Ontario – an Ontario government agency – drives quality and continuous improvement in disease prevention and screening, the delivery of care and the patient experience, for cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care for key health services. Known for its innovation and results-driven approaches, CCO leads multi-year system planning, contracts for services with hospitals and providers, develops and deploys information systems, establishes guidelines and standards and tracks performance targets to ensure system-wide improvements in cancer, chronic kidney disease and access to care.

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For media inquiries contact :

Cathy Cuylle
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 77517

Marko Perovic
Cancer Care Ontario