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Ken Deane Biography

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Ken Deane Biography

Ministry of Health

Ken Deane is an experienced hospital executive with a proven track record of achieving results in complex, rapidly changing environments.

Since he joined the Ontario Public Service in 2008 as Assistant Deputy Minister, Health System Accountability and Performance Division of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, one of his key accomplishments was leading the government's successful Wait Times Strategy.

Prior to his time at the ministry, he was the chief operating officer for London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care in London, Ontario. With combined operating revenue of $1.3 billion, eight sites and 2,500 beds, the London hospitals have voluntarily created the most integrated hospital system in Ontario.

Deane has held senior positions in a number of hospitals including president and chief executive officer in two large community hospitals, including Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital, where he led the development of a turnaround plan to address the hospital's financial and operational issues. He has also held the position of vice-president of finance and chief operating officer in four hospitals.

He has also led several hospital reorganizations that required strong and effective leadership. Throughout his career, Deane has been actively involved in professional and educational activities, presenting at numerous conferences, writing several management articles, and serving on boards and committees in social services and health care.

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