Susan Fitzpatrick became Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), following a career in the Ontario Public Service that spanned more than three decades.
In this role, Susan leads an organization with a mandate to plan and integrate local health services, engage with the central Toronto community, and allocate 4.7 billion dollars to over 170 local health service providers. Susan is also accountable for strengthening the local health care system through leading the implementation of the Toronto Central LHIN’s Strategic Plan for 2015 to 2018, which focuses on three goals: A Healthier Toronto, Positive Patient Experiences, and System Sustainability.
Prior to joining the LHIN, Susan was Associate Deputy Minister, Health System Delivery and Implementation, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. As Associate Deputy Minister, Susan was responsible for bringing together health programs in LHINs, CCACs, Long-term Care and Physician Services, and creating alignment opportunities in order to deliver quality health services to patients.
Susan is a results-oriented leader, strategic planner and a skilled negotiator with a capacity to engage stakeholders and build consensus across the broader health sector and within government.