Elizabeth Buller named President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System

Mar 24, 2022


Hamilton – March 24, 2022 – Dr. Anne Anderson, csj, Chair, Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS), with the approval of the Diocese of Hamilton, announces the appointment of Elizabeth Buller to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph’s Health System.

Ms. Buller is currently President and CEO of Scarborough Health Network and Scarborough Research Institute.

St. Joseph’s Health System is a large and complex health system comprised of six-member organizations and multiple sites, which include: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Guelph, St. Joseph’s Home Care, St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre in Brantford and St. Joseph’s Villa in Dundas.

Ms. Buller is well known for her outstanding contributions to health care both provincially and nationally.  She has led the Scarborough Health Network from 2017 to the present. Prior to her current position, Ms. Buller was President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto, where she was instrumental in the voluntary merger of three hospitals to create Unity Health Toronto. Her extensive background in healthcare leadership also includes the position of Executive Vice President Clinical Operations & Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice for the William Osler Health System, one of Canada’s largest multi-site community hospital corporations.

On the West coast, Ms. Buller served as Senior Operating Officer for Vancouver Acute, a multi-site academic health sciences centre within the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Canada’s largest integrated health region. Additionally, she has held positions of Executive Director, Program Planning and Services, and Director, Cardiac Sciences for Providence Health Care, in Vancouver.

A native of London, Ontario, Ms. Buller obtained her BScN magna cum laude from McMaster University.  She also holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Training from Royal Roads University in Victoria. Ms. Buller is also a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.d). In 2019, she was recognized by WXN (Women’s Executive Network) as one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women.

Ms. Buller’s start date is being determined.

About St. Joseph’s Health System
St. Joseph’s Health System is one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations are known for genuine compassion and caring, both locally and around the world. Each of the organizations offers services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health. SJHS is also a well-recognized leader for innovation in models of patient-centred, integrated care at each stage of the patient experience.

For more information:
Christine Cho, Manager, Public Affairs
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Phone: 289-442-1660 or ccho@stjoes.ca