Josh Tepper steps down as CEO of NYGH
October 7, 2020
TORONTO – Following discussion that started at the end of the summer, president and CEO, Dr. Joshua Tepper (pictured) and the Board of Governors of North York General Hospital have jointly agreed on his leaving the organization, effective October 5, 2020.
Dr. Tepper will immediately assume the new role of Strategic Advisor reporting to the Deputy Minister of Education supporting the Ministry’s current health related work in Ontario’s education system.
On his Twitter feed, Dr. Tepper said: “I truly enjoyed my time at NYGH. It is a really special community with tremendous people.”
Dr. Tepper, a family physician, joined NYGH as CEO in November 2018. Before that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO), which worked in partnership with Ontario’s healthcare system to support a better experience of care, better outcomes for Ontarians and better value for money.
Prior to HQO, Dr. Tepper was the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. As Vice President, he was responsible for Sunnybrook’s educational strategy and programming for learners, physicians and staff, patients and their families and the community.
The Board of Governors would like to thank Dr. Tepper for his time at the hospital where he worked on building the hospital’s strategic plan, was instrumental in the creation of the newly formed Ontario Health Team, North York Toronto Health Partners, and worked with patient, primary care and community leaders to build new models to care for our community.
Karyn Popovich, Executive Vice President Clinical Services, Quality & Long Term Care (SHC) has been appointed Interim President and CEO while the Board commences a search.