John Woods named President St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph

Nov 1, 2023

GUELPH – NOVEMBER 1, 2023 – St. Joseph’s Health System President and CEO, Elizabeth Buller, along with the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph Board of Trustees Chair Michelle Fach, announces the appointment of John Woods to the position of President of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG), effective Nov. 20.

Mr. Woods is an experienced healthcare executive and has worked across the St. Joseph’s Health System care continuum with leadership roles in hospital, long-term care, and home care. He is an advocate for integrated care that is designed at the point of care and measured from the perspective of patients, clients, residents, and families. Mr. Wood’s empathetic and relationship-based leadership style, with a focus on results, mission, and strategy has been a great value to his roles within the St. Joseph’s Health System.

Mr. Woods has a Master of Arts, Management Studies from Canterbury Christ Church University as well as a Bachelor of Science, Physics from Queen Mary College, University of London. Additionally, John has completed the Advanced Health Leadership Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, and the Executive Fellowship for Research Application. He is also a member of the Governing Council of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada and Past Chair of the Catholic Health Association of Ontario.

Mr. Woods is currently Interim President at St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph as well as President at St. Joseph’s Villa, Dundas. He will continue the role at St. Joseph’s Villa as Interim President until a further announcement is made. Both organizations are operated by St. Joseph’s Health System.

About St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) is a leader in providing outstanding health care and support to clients (residents, patients, participants), families, and the broader community they serve. Their programs and services support people of all ages who need rehabilitation, complex medical, or long-term care. SJHCG also provides community outreach programs that help people, including those living with dementia or frailty, to manage their conditions while staying active in the community.

For further information, contact Mae Cruz, Corporate Communications Specialist, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph.