LHSC President and CEO Bonnie Adamson named one of "Canada's Most Powerful Women"

December 6, 2012

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) congratulates Bonnie Adamson, LHSC President and Chief Executive Officer, for receiving a prestigious Top 100™ Most Powerful Women Award in the Public Sector Leaders category.

Co-presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and were presented at a dinner in Toronto last evening. Gala attendees heard from Laureen Harper, who presented the Public Sector Leaders Award category, as well as from keynote speakers Jeanne Beker, international TV personality, and Bonnie Brooks, Hudson’s Bay Company President and CEO.

“Bonnie is a leader focused on strategy, quality and collaboration. She is an innovator who brings passion to the process of transformational change, while respecting, engaging and elevating the performance of those around her,” says Ruthe Anne Conyngham, Chair, LHSC Board of Directors. “Bonnie is committed to providing the best health care possible to our community, our province and our country. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I offer sincere congratulations on this well-deserved award.”

Bonnie joins a community of 653 women who have received the Top 100™ Award over the last decade, recognizing the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. Winners are selected based on their strategic vision and leadership, their organization’s financial performance, and their commitment to their communities.

Bonnie began her career in health care working on the frontlines as a nurse. Today she is the CEO of a billion-dollar hospital. While her exceptional leadership skills and business acumen set her above the rest, Bonnie credits her success with valuing teamwork above all and fostering the potential of every individual.

"Tremendous things happen in Ontario hospitals thanks to leaders like Bonnie Adamson," says Pat Campbell, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association. “Bonnie has led high-performing organizations, often through difficult and transformational times, such as the 2003 SARS health care crisis while at North York General. She is a highly regarded leader with a passion for health care leadership and collaboration."

“On behalf of WXN, we congratulate each of this year’s winners who we honour as part of our 10-year anniversary of the Top 100™ Awards,” says Pamela Jeffery, Founder, Women’s Executive Network. “This is an extraordinary group of female leaders that join our community, and they truly embody the qualities WXN strives to recognize; they are dynamic, inspiring and engaging leaders blazing new trails for the next generation.”

The complete list of 2012 Top 100™ Award Winners can be found at top100women.ca

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Bonnie Adamson, LHSC President and CEO (eighth from left, front row) is joined by some of the Top 100™ Most Powerful Women Award winners