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New President & CEO at North York General Hospital

TORONTO – The Board of Governors of North York General Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tim Rutledge (pictured) to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. “After an extensive search, we feel extremely fortunate to have someone of Dr. Rutledge’s ability and stature to lead North York General Hospital,” said Dunbar Russel, Chair of the North York General Hospital Board of Governors.

“Tim has been outstanding in all aspects of his career and comes to this position with a natural ability to connect, communicate and inspire. He is a gifted emergency physician, an award-winning teacher and a respected health care leader.”

Dr. Rutledge began his career as an emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1987. He joined North York General Hospital in 1996 as the Medical Director of the Emergency Services Program. Since that time, he has taken on progressive leadership positions including Medical Leader Strategy Liaison, Director Medical Education and Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs. Most recently Tim served as Interim President and CEO.

“We could not ask for a more compassionate leader,” said Mr. Russel. “Dr. Rutledge is passionate about improving the care we provide to patients and their families. He is proud of the accomplishments North York General has achieved in quality and safety and is committed to furthering learning and innovation across the organization.”

Dr. Rutledge is an Associate Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and has been recognized repeatedly for his outstanding contributions in education. He holds numerous degrees and is the author of many peer reviewed publications.

About North York General Hospital
North York General Hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is one of Canada's leading community teaching hospitals. It provides a wide range of acute care, ambulatory and long-term care services across three sites, General Site, Branson Site and Seniors’ Health Centre.

Posted April 21, 2011