Helena J. Hunt, EVP and COO, Clinical Programs, Southlake

“I feel privileged to serve the community of the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in the role of Regional Vice President, Central Regional Cancer Program. I am immensely proud of all of the cancer services provided in the Central LHIN, including the exceptional team at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake.”

Helena J. Hutton

Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Programs, Southlake Regional Health Centre and Regional Vice President, Central Regional Cancer Program, Cancer Care Ontario

My Other Recent Appointments & Affiliations:

  • Chair, Central Regional Cancer Program, Central LHIN, Steering Committee, present
  • Board Member, HealthPRO, 2015-present
  • Various roles: Vice President, Quality, Emergency, ICU, Medicine & Surgical Programs; Interim Vice President, Emergency and Medicine; Associate Vice President, Quality, Risk and Planning; Director, Paramedical Services (Pharmacy, Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging); and Interim Director, Health Information Management, Decision Support and Patient Access, Southlake Regional Health Centre, 2007-2014
  • Various roles: Director, Health Systems; Interim Vice President, Patient Services; and Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Patient Services, Trillium Health Centre, 1998-2006

My Expertise: 

  • Executive leadership in large community hospitals, Operations management, Innovative program design, Quality initiatives

My Achievements:

  • Leadership Award of Excellence, Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • McKesson Distinguished Achievement Award for Clinical Excellence, McKesson International
  • COACH Innovation in the Adoption of Health Informatics, Canada’s Health Information Association (Now Digital Health Canada)
  • Canadian Healthcare Excellence in Quality Award Finalist
  • Presentation Co-Author and Committee Chair: “Enabling Patient Access”
  • Professional Practice Award of Excellence for Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Cardiac Surgery Operating Room Team
  • Johnson and Johnson National Best Practices Award, Poster Presentation Co-Author: “Ambulatory Care That Takes Quality to the Extreme,” Ontario Hospital Association
  • 3M Health Care Quality Team Award, “Ambulatory Care That Takes Quality to the Extreme,” Canadian College of Health Service Executives Annual Conference
  • Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Excellence Award in Nursing Practice, Management Excellence Award, The Hospital for Sick Children

My Education:

  • Advanced Healthcare Leadership Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • MEd., Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • BSc., Nursing, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

To learn how I can assist you, please contact Marianne Greco at 905-895-4521, ext. 2449.