Dr Catherine Zahn

Toronto (Aug. 3, 2005) - Janet Beed, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Toronto General Hospital for the past four years has accepted an appointment as President & CEO of Markham Stouffville Hospital.

"Markham Stouffville is fortunate to have selected her as their next President. Janet has contributed significantly to UHN during her time with us. I have greatly enjoyed working with her over the past four years," says Dr. Robert Bell, President & CEO of University Health Network.

With Ms. Beed's departure, Dr. Catherine Zahn will step in as interim Chief Operating Officer at TGH, and will continue in her role as Chief Operating Officer of the Toronto Western Hospital.

Dr. Bell has confidence in the staff, saying, "the management team skills developed under Janet Beed and Dr. Zahn's leadership at both sites are extremely strong." Adding, "In this era of increasing integration in Ontario hospitals, it is very important that we share best practices across our three hospital sites and I know that Catherine appreciates learning more about the programs and expertise at TGH."

Ms. Beed has held senior level positions in hospitals including Vice President of Nursing at The Hospital for Sick Children, Vice President at the Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital and most recently Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital. She has been a partner and senior manager with Deloitte Consulting focusing on organizational development and change management. She also has strong academic credentials with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto.

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