Matt Anderson named chief at Lakeridge Health
September 7, 2016
OSHAWA, Ont. – Lakeridge Health announced that Matthew Anderson (pictured) will join the hospital as its new president and CEO. Anderson has been serving as the president and CEO of William Osler Health System in Etobicoke since 2010 and will become Lakeridge’s new CEO in November.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Anderson to Lakeridge Health – he’s a young, dynamic leader with a proven track record of using innovative and data-driven methods to build a strong, quality-focused hospital system,” said Lakeridge Health Board Chair Valentine Lovekin.
“And as someone with deep roots in our community, he understands the many opportunities that lie ahead for our hospital – including planning and building a new acute care site.”
Anderson has been working in healthcare since 1992. He rose quickly to leadership positions, becoming Chief Information Officer of University Health Network (UHN) in 1998. In 2000 he became a vice president at UHN and in 2004 was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 by the Globe and Mail.
In 2008 Anderson was named CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). In 2010 he became CEO of William Osler – overseeing a $655 million budget, 5,200 full-time and part-time staff and 850 physicians in a hospital system of more than 850 beds.
One opportunity ahead of Anderson is the planned integration with the Ajax-Pickering site of the Rouge Valley Health System – which would make the new Lakeridge Health the fourth-largest community hospital in Ontario.
Another opportunity is planning for the new hospital site for Durham – which was recommended by the Scarborough West Durham Panel Report. In response to that report, the Ontario government is providing up to $5 million for a planning grant to develop a Master Plan for each of the Scarborough and Durham region hospitals.
“I’m honoured to be chosen to lead Lakeridge through its next phase of growth and to make a positive contribution to healthcare for my friends and neighbours close to home,” said Anderson. “These are exciting times for Durham, for Lakeridge and for our families as we build a truly integrated regional system of healthcare that will meet our needs for years to come.”
During Anderson’s time at William Osler he has:
- Advanced a $1 billion redevelopment agenda, including construction of Peel Memorial, expansion of Etobicoke General and the addition of an Ancillary Services Building at Etobicoke General;
- Expanded inpatient and outpatient services while improving patient satisfaction and delivering five years of balanced budgets;
- Created a culture of innovation and discovery through creation of Osler’s research program and implementation of an evidence-based leadership program; and
- Fostered dozens of innovative partnerships with healthcare providers, community services and agencies focused on creating an equitable, sustainable healthcare system.
“We’re very proud of the strong team of dedicated healthcare professionals Mr. Anderson will soon be leading at Lakeridge,” said Lovekin. “In particular, I want to thank our talented interim president and CEO Tom McHugh for his stalwart work during this period of transition to new leadership.”
Matt Anderson and his wife have lived in Brooklin for 15 years and they have three children.