JOB POSTING - President, McMaster Children’s Hospital and Vice President, Women & Children’s Health


Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system with five hospital sites and five specialized facilities in Hamilton and West Niagara. HHS operates McMaster Children’s Hospital (located within McMaster University Medical Centre, which also includes women's health and adult outpatient care), Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, St. Peter's Hospital and West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers serve the health needs of approximately 2.3 million residents of Hamilton, Central South and Central West Ontario, from pre-birth to end-of-life. HHS is both a community hospital as well as a regional centre for an array of acute care services, including: cardiac, stroke, cancer, trauma, burns, neurosciences and pediatrics.

HHS is the largest employer in the Hamilton area. As an academic teaching hospital with more than 1,100 beds and an affiliation with McMaster University and Mohawk College, HHS is committed to providing exemplary health care while advancing excellence in education and health research and the organization has earned recognition as one of the world’s leading health sciences research organizations.

Founded in 1988, McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) has rapidly become a leader in pediatric evidence-based care, collaborative research and innovative leading edge education. MCH is home to 165 acute care beds and 10 day beds, 80 subspecialty clinics, a Children’s Treatment Centre and one of the largest and most impressive Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Canada.

The dual title for this role (hereinafter the VP) reflects overall administrative responsibility for McMaster Children’s Hospital and the spectrum of Women’s Health services provided at HHS. The VP:

  • Is responsible for overall operational oversight of the Women and Children’s Health Services

  • Provides the linkage for and alignment between HHS’ overall strategic priorities and portfolio priorities

  • Demonstrates leadership and oversight for paediatric service delivery across the LHIN service provider organizations

On the latter point, in his/her capacity as President of MCH, the incumbent must be able to confidently represent the Hospital to external constituencies, be conversant with and supportive of fundraising, and be a trusted ambassador relating to the provincial, national and international paediatric hospital ecosystem.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five to seven years progressive experience in senior management roles in women’s health and reproductive services and children’s health services. The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Health Service Administration, Business Administration, or related area of graduate study. The preferred candidate will have an impeccable record of professional achievement along with a proven track record managing all clinical and non clinical aspects of operations for obstetrical, neonatal, and paediatric services, including significant operation management experience for the continuum of obstetrics/neonatal/paediatric inpatient services within a complex, matrixed healthcare organization.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact:

Jim Stonehouse, Partner
416-593-0900 x2240

Pamela Colquhoun, Partner
416-593-0900 x2070