May 2014

The next 40 years in health care: From silver tsunami to tiny tidal wave

11:45am-1:30pm | The Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

As CHEO celebrates its 40th anniversary in May, CEO Alex Munter looks ahead to the next 40 years. There is great promise in pediatric medicine — from promising new cancer cures to unlocking the mysteries of the human genome. There is also great vulnerability, as Canada faces the next big health care crisis. Everyone is talking about the "silver tsunami". Alex talks about the aftermath.

The next 40 years in health care: From silver tsunami to tiny tidal wave

Alex Munter

President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Alex Munter

Alex Munter is President and CEO of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Since joining CHEO in 2011, he has helped CHEO earn recognition as one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures and a leader in research, health technology and patient-centred care. CHEO is a world-class centre that provides outstanding family-centred patient care, pioneering research, and training for the health care professionals of the future. In October 2016, CHEO's hospital services and OCTC's community services were unified into one organization in order to better connect care for kids and families.

Previously, Alex was Chief Executive Officer of the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) -- the crown agency responsible for planning, integrating and funding health services in the region. Before joining the LHIN, he led Ottawa’s Youth Services Bureau, one of Ontario’s leading child and youth mental health agencies. Alex also taught in French and English at the University of Ottawa as a Visiting Professor in its Faculty of Social Sciences. From 1991 to 2003, he was an elected Councillor in Ottawa, where he also had lead responsibility for public health, long-term care, housing and social services.

Alex has won awards from a wide range of organizations for his contributions to the community, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the Canadian Institute for Child Health, United Way/Centraide Ottawa, the Federal Business Development Bank, l’Association Canadienne-Française de l’Ontario d’Ottawa, and Leadership Ottawa, among others.

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