Building leadership from within

It’s been said that a change in leadership is among the most important changes an organization will experience.

Osler is in the fortunate position of having many strong leaders at all levels of the organization who are accomplished in their chosen fields and passionate about the delivery of excellent care. In times when we experience changes in senior leadership, we are committed to drawing upon our leadership talent first and placing them where they are needed most.

We value developing and promoting talent from within, even if it’s needed on an interim basis to ensure it’s business as usual for patients, staff, physicians and volunteers.

In early August, Dr. Naveed Mohammad was recruited as VP, Medical Affairs. Following an extensive search, we hired from within. To support this change, Dr. Oscar Karbi was named interim Chief of Emergency Medicine.

More recently, Joanne Flewwelling, James Moolecherry and Joan Jickling assumed new, interim responsibilities as senior leaders of the organization as a result of Liz Buller’s move to St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto.

These leadership changes are excellent examples of how we build leadership at Osler. Our philosophy is to give highly-capable leaders the opportunity to contribute their strategic insights and expand their responsibilities. Osler can only grow stronger as an organization by adopting this kind of approach to leadership change, because everyone succeeds when we broaden our knowledge, expertise, relationships and experiences.

We work very hard to attract and retain the very best at all levels in the organization – and sometimes good people leave. We take enormous pride in knowing that they’ve given their best to Osler and now it’s their time to serve elsewhere.

It’s a very busy and exciting time across Osler! Check back with us often for the latest news and information about community events and activities.

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