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Special Advisor Appointed To Better Integrate Care for The Scarborough-West Durham Region

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Special Advisor Appointed To Better Integrate Care for The Scarborough-West Durham Region

Ministry of Health

Mr. Mark Rochon has been appointed as special advisor to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care in support of The Scarborough Hospital, Rouge Valley Health System and Lakeridge Health. Mr. Rochon will help to advance integration efforts between these hospital providers, consistent with the Scarborough/West Durham Panel recommendations. His appointment will be for up to 80 days, over a period that will not exceed one year and ending no later than June 30 2017.

Mark Rochon is an Associate in KPMG's Global Healthcare Centre of Excellence. Prior to KPMG, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which is now part of the University Health Network, starting in 1998. In 2015, he was appointed as a facilitator to work with the Wellington County Hospitals and community to integrate the governance structure of the hospitals. In 2007, he was appointed hospital supervisor for Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston.

Mr. Rochon has more than 25 years of senior level health care experience. He served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer and Interim President of Ontario Hospital Association from January 2012 to June 2012. He served as Chief Executive Officer of the Health Services Restructuring Commission in 1996. Before the Commission, Mark was President and Chief Executive Officer of the former Humber Memorial Hospital, which is now part of Humber River Hospital, for six years. He has also held leadership positions at the Georgetown District Memorial Hospital and Bennett Health Care Centre, as well as the former Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, which is now part of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

He was seconded in 1994 for 15 months as Assistant Deputy Minister of the Institutional Health Group in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Mr. Rochon currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. 

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