Susan Fitzpatrick joins the Santis Health team as a Senior Advisor

Toronto, ON – May 20, 2020 – Santis Health is pleased to announce Susan Fitzpatrick has joined the team as a Senior Advisor. With a career spanning more than three decades, Susan brings extensive knowledge of Ontario’s provincial health care sector with a unique focus on change management, stakeholder engagement and strategy development.

Most recently, Susan was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Health. As the inaugural CEO, Susan led the province’s newest health agency through one of the largest mergers in recent health history by bringing together 20 agencies, $30 billion in funding and over 12,000 employees.

“Susan is an icon in Ontario’s health care landscape,” said Dan Carbin, Principal at Santis Health. “Her experience and reputation steering our health care system and leading change are unparalleled and will be invaluable to those clients seeking to position themselves for optimal impact in the system.”

In 2015, Susan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Prior to joining the LHIN, Susan was Associate Deputy Minister, Health System Delivery and Implementation, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. At the Ministry, Susan was responsible for working with hospitals, community health centres, long-term care homes, physicians and provincial programs to create close program alignment with a focus on delivering quality health services to patients.

“Susan will be a tremendous asset to health system leaders preparing to navigate the new realities of our changing health landscape,” said Patrick Nelson, Principal at Santis. “We’re excited to work more closely with Susan to bring clients’ advice and guidance on how to succeed going forward.”

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