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Michael Nader will take over his new role at UHN in September. (Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health)​

Michael Nader is UHN's new Executive Vice-President, Clinical Operations.

Dr. Peter Pisters, UHN's President and CEO, made the announcement in an e-mail to staff on Thursday.

I am writing to let you know that Mr. Michael Nader will be joining us as our new Executive Vice-President, Clinical Operations.  In this capacity Mike will join UHN's Executive Team and will work very closely with Dr. Charlie Chan, our Executive Vice-President – Clinical Programs, Quality and Safety.  UHN's international reputation and our commitment to state-of-the-art patient care and patient experience are what attracted a very fine field of candidates for this position – something we should all be very proud about.

Mike is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health.  In this capacity, he oversees the strategic direction and operations of the Coastal Community of Care which serves 300,000 residents across 11 municipalities in 14 First Nations Communities throughout an area of 35,000 square kilometres.  Within this group, there are 6 hospitals, 2 diagnostic and treatment centres, 13 residential care facilities and community programs with a budget in excess of $465 million. 

His past roles have included: Executive Director, Integrated Medical Imaging Services for the Lower Mainland Health Authorities; Regional Director for Laboratory Medicine Redesign for Vancouver Coastal Health, Director of Value Improvement Network; and Director, Business Affairs for Vancouver/Richmond Health Board. He holds a Lean Executive Director accreditation from Lean Sensei International, a Masters of Arts, Health Care Leadership & Training from Royal Roads University, a Masters of Business Administration from University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Bachelor of Science from UBC.

 Mike's experience with very large, complex and integrated health systems and his abilities to work collaboratively across these systems will serve all of us very well.  His energy will be apparent when you meet him and all of the members of the Search Committee are confident that he will serve UHN well in the years ahead.  His background in Lean will fit well within UHN, and his experience with operational analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise project management will be great assets as we move UHN forward.

Mike will be spending some weeks this summer moving his family to Toronto and will start in early September.  Knowing Mike, he's also likely to be in touch and asking questions long before his start date.  So, please make him welcome, offer your support and ensure that he comes to understand UHN in all its complexity.  Those of you who are interested in learning more about Mike can read his Vancouver Coastal Health blog here.

I know when Mike starts in September that he can expect a warm welcome.  Indeed, that is the welcome everyone gave me when I joined and it was very much appreciated.  I also know that everyone here wants UHN to grow and achieve and it is your passion for your work and commitment to our mission that creates UHN's reputation for excellence – a major reason that Mike was attracted to UHN.

Peter

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