SJHS welcomes new CAO
December 21, 2020 – HAMILTON – St. Joseph’s Health System is pleased to announce that John Yip has accepted the position of Senior Vice-President, Health System Performance and Chief Administrative Officer, and will join St. Joseph’s Health System, effective April 1, 2021.
John brings more than 23 years of leadership experience, working predominantly in health care. John worked for several consulting firms such as KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CGI and his own consulting firm. Most recently, John joined Health Quality Ontario as their Vice President, Corporate Services, and in 2015, John became the President and CEO at Kensington Health, a role which he holds to this current day.
John oversees a diverse range of services including long-term care, community care, ambulatory diagnostic and surgical services, research, and academic partnerships across a range of entities under the Kensington Health banner. Throughout his tenure at Kensington Health, John has led transformation initiatives including a governance reorganization, brand strategy, strategy, financial optimization, business acquisition and capital expansion projects. More recently, John has stewarded Kensington’s pandemic response with poise, transparency, and integrity and launched Kensington’s health equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy.
Additionally, John is highly committed to regional and system-level planning, demonstrated through his participation at various regional and provincial planning tables and serving as a Board member on provincial and local health care organizations. John also co-chairs the Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team, working with 60+ health providers.
John holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from Dalhousie University. Additionally, John is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
John is excited to take on this challenging leadership position and play an active role in the future of SJHS. St. Joseph’s Health System welcomes John to this new position and looks forward to working together to help grow the system in the years ahead.
About St. Joseph’s Health System
St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS) is one of the largest healthcare organizations in Canada, and is the only system in Ontario delivering a full continuum of health care services (acute care, long-term care, home care, palliative care, transitional care, rehab, etc.). SJHS covers a large geography, spanning two LHINs and serving more than 2 million people. SJHS is a globally recognized leader for innovation in models of patient-centred integrated care. SJHS has a unique partnership with Niagara Health to leverage each organization’s strengths to bring better care to the people in the communities we serve.
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