September 26, 2017
Michael Delisle appointed new Board Chair of Waterloo Wellington LHIN
The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Delisle as Board Chair. Mr. Delisle is a well-respected local business leader and quality improvement expert with significant experience in health care governance.
As a board member of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN for the past two years, following six years on the board of the former Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre, including as past-Chair, Mr. Delisle’s extensive experience will serve as a great asset leading the LHIN in its newly expanded role.
Mr. Delisle is currently the CEO of The Registrar Company, an American Society for Quality (ASQ) National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited Registration business with offices in Guelph and Dallas.
Previously, he was President and CEO of the consulting firm McCormick Delisle and Thompson, President and CEO of the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association and has held executive positions at General Electric, Asea Brown Boveri and KPMG Quality Registrar. He holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Fomer Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board Chair Joan Fisk finished her term as Chair in early June before accepting a new role as CEO of United Way Waterloo Region Communities.
“The work of the Waterloo Wellington LHIN is absolutely crucial to the future health of our community. We know that where we are today will not sustain us into the future – that’s why it’s so important that we listen to patients and clinicians and engage our entire community in creating the best health system. This means looking at the patient experience not just within one organization, but across the system as we identify and action improvements in quality, efficiency, and outcomes. I look forward to continuing to lead this work at the governance level as Chair.”
– Michael Delisle, Board Chair, Waterloo Wellington LHIN
“I am pleased to welcome Mike to his new role as Chair. We are at an exciting turning point in the transformation of our local health system to one that is more patient-centred and sustainable. This requires strong, dedicated leadership and given Mike’s experience, along with the strength and diversity of our current board, we are well-positioned to deliver on our mandate, improving equity and access to high-quality health services across Waterloo Wellington. I have enjoyed serving as Acting Chair over the past three months and look forward to continuing to serve our community in my role as Vice-Chair.”
- Jeff Nesbitt, Vice-Chair, Waterloo Wellington LHIN Board of Directors
Over the past decade, the Waterloo Wellington LHIN has worked to significantly improve the quality and availability of local health care. Now, we’re focused on making it easier. Easier for you to be healthy. Easier for you to get the care and support you need. Easier for you and your family to live the healthiest lives possible.
We connect you with care, at home and in the community, and better connect your health system to improve your care experience. As a crown agency of the Government of Ontario, we invest $1.1 billion annually in local health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the almost 800,000 residents we serve across Waterloo Wellington.
The Waterloo Wellington LHIN is governed by a board of up to twelve directors who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council through an Order in Council. Board meetings are open to the public and take place at a number of locations across Waterloo Wellington.
Information about the Waterloo Wellington LHIN and its Board of Directors is available here.
Connie MacDonald Director, Communications & Community Engagement
Waterloo Wellington LHIN
519-748-2222 ext. 3235