Message from the Chair

Chair, Board of Directors
Image: Phyllis Retty, Chair, Board of Directors, London Health Sciences Centre

Ontario is the only province in Canada with a system of voluntary governance for hospitals. This allows members of our community to play an important leadership role within our health system through their membership on a hospital Board of Directors, establishing a meaningful link between our community and our hospital.

I am privileged to be a part of LHSC’s committed and experienced volunteer Board of Directors. With a diverse mix of skills, knowledge, gender and age, this Board brings tremendous perspective, experience and passion to governance at LHSC. 

LHSC is recognized as a leader in care, teaching and research, and the Board has established clear priorities focused on the provision of safe, high-quality care and exceptional experiences for all patients, families and visitors. The Board helps to lead and support the organization in its continual pursuit of excellence.

LHSC is a vibrant organization that is an integral part of the health-care delivery system in our region. We have a great hospital, exceptional staff, physicians and volunteers, made even stronger by the tremendous community support we have received over our 146-year history.