Providence Healthcare

Providence’s new CEO gets her ‘Time to Shine’

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  • June 8, 2011

TORONTO - Providence Healthcare has named Josie Walsh its new President and CEO.

Walsh has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, with many of those years in hospital management. Walsh joined Providence Healthcare in 2001 as Vice-President and Chief Nurse Executive. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Walsh will be at the helm of Providence Healthcare during the second year of its five-year strategic plan called “Time to Shine.” Walsh said the plan involves “developing strong partnerships to our care hospitals and community care access hospitals.”

Among Providence Healthcare’s new initiatives is the “Transformation by Design” project. It will focus on providing care for the increased number of its hospital patients. Walsh said the changes would help patients move from hospitals to Providence Healthcare more easily, increasing the availability of hospital beds.

“Providence has been here in Toronto for over 150 years now,” Walsh said. “The values derived from when the (Sisters of St. Joseph) were responsible for Providence still form the foundation of our (strategic) plan in meeting the needs of the people of Toronto who otherwise wouldn’t be served.”

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