Tracey MacArthur takes charge at CAMH
September 15, 2021
TORONTO – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has announced the appointment of Tracey MacArthur (pictured) as president and CEO. She replaces Dr. Catherine Zahn, who accepted a position as deputy health minister with the government of Ontario. With more than 20 years of experience in academic healthcare, Tracey MacArthur is a results-oriented leader, and both visionary and pragmatic in team building and commitment to quality.
Ms. MacArthur has a diverse background in community care, healthcare informatics, privacy, and project and operations management, and she has demonstrated success across varied portfolios.
Notably, she was an early leader in standards-based project management and expanded one of the first healthcare project management offices in North America. Ms. MacArthur also led the largest single Cerner implementation in Canada. In less than two years, clinical information systems maturity at CAMH rose from the bottom 15% to the top 1% of Canadian health care organizations.
She also pioneered numerous regional initiatives to drive health system integration in referral management, imaging and electronic health records.
Ms. MacArthur holds a Bachelor of Psychology (honors) degree from the University of Waterloo, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University and is currently completing an Executive MBA.
Most recently she held the position of Vice President, Information Management and Performance Improvement and Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer at CAMH.
Prior to her roles at CAMH, she held positions within government, consulting, community and acute care.
She has been Executive Director, Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) at the University Health Network. She has also held Board and leadership roles in the areas of quality of care, community integration and privacy. Her current interests include healthcare analytics, quality and safety and expanded clinical research.