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Mark Fam named new President for St. Mary’s Hospital


Kitchener, ON | November 24, 2022 – After an extensive search process, Mark Fam has been named the new President of St. Mary’s General Hospital, and will be joining the Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health System on February 6, 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to St. Mary’s and to the St. Joseph’s Health System,” says Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO of the St. Joseph’s Health System. “Mark embodies our mission to serve with compassion while inspiring excellence. His collaborative leadership style will undoubtedly benefit the broader community, not just the patients and staff of St. Mary’s,” says Buller.

Mark joins St. Mary’s from Michael Garron Hospital where he is currently the Vice President, Clinical Programs, and before that as the Vice President, Corporate Services at Health Quality Ontario. A Certified Health Executive, Mark has a broad base of industry knowledge based on his 20+ years working in the health system, where he developed expertise in health system strategy, operations and planning, service integration, community engagement, and quality improvement at the local and regional levels. Mark also contributes to new learners in the health system through his work as an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Associate Professor at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto.

Interim President Sherri Ferguson is set to retire in March 2023, and she is thanked for her tremendous commitment to St. Mary’s General Hospital during her tenure, and in her prior roles. We warmly welcome Mark to St. Mary’s and Waterloo Region.