Canadian Healthcare Association

Canadian Healthcare Association

February 25, 2014 15:59 ET

Bill Tholl Named President and CEO of CHA/ACAHO

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2014) - The newly-merged organizations of the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (CHA/ACAHO) are pleased to announce that Bill Tholl has been appointed President and CEO, effective March 17, 2014. He will build and lead an organization that will be the national voice and champion of innovative health organizations across the continuum of care.

"We are delighted to welcome Bill as President and CEO," said Chris Power and Alice Downing, Transitional Board Co-Chairs. "Highly regarded by colleagues, Bill's extensive experience in health and academic health research combined with his creative vision will help shape the future of our newly-merged organization. The Transitional Board of Directors looks forward to Bill's leadership in moving the organization ahead."

Bill Tholl is a respected senior executive, with extensive experience in health policy, planning and financing in Canada and abroad. He serves as the founding Executive Director, Canadian Health Leadership Network, an organization committed to identifying, developing, supporting and celebrating excellence in health leadership. Bill has served as an associate faculty member at Royal Roads University and as a lecturer in health leadership, policy and economics at the University of Ottawa. He is the recipient of a number of national awards, has published widely, and has served on a number of national Boards.

Bill has served in a series of senior executive positions over the years, including Chief Executive Officer and Secretary General of the Canadian Medical Association and as Executive Director, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Prior to these appointments, he served as a senior public servant with the Government of Canada.

Bill was born and raised in Saskatchewan and earned his Master's degree in Economics at the University of Manitoba.

"CHA and ACAHO have been dedicated to health system excellence and can count many achievements over their long histories," said Bill Tholl. "Together, the collective strength within the new merged organization will have a strong influence on the future of health care in Canada. I am honoured to lead this new organization as it embarks on innovative and exciting directions."

The Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations merged on January 1, 2014, to form a new, national health organization. Its focus is to advance an integrated, sustainable and accountable health system that provides Canadians with world-leading health services and to improve the health of Canadians through an evidence-based and innovative health system.

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