May 03, 2005 09:20 ET

UHN's VP & CIO receives prestigious award

Matthew Anderson named to Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" list Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2005) - University Health Network's VP & CIO receives prestigious award
Matthew Anderson named to Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" list

University Health Network's Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Matthew Anderson is a recipient of the prestigious "Top 40 Under 40" list, published in this month's Report on Business. The national award celebrates Canadian leaders of today and tomorrow who have reached a significant level of success but have not yet reached the age of 40. Thirty-six-year-old Matthew was recognized for his leadership and vision in the health care information technology field.

"Matt is an exceptional leader who is already making an outstanding difference in ehealth," says Tom Closson, President and CEO of University Health Network (UHN). "Canada is fortunate to have someone like Matt to help lead us in improving how our health care system functions."

Matthew has worked for UHN since 1998 when he assumed the position of Administrative Director for Shared Information Management Services (SIMS), later assuming the role of CIO. Since then, he has overseen the implementation of a number of electronic tools, including a computerized physician order entry and results review system, electronic ECG system, online pathology orders and a comprehensive corporate Intranet.

In a GTA-wide collaboration, Matthew is also CIO for the Toronto Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, Bridgepoint Health and the North York Community Care Access Centre.

Past UHN "Top 40 Under 40" winners include Paul Alofs, CEO and President of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation; George Cope, a Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation Board Member; Michael Guerriere, Former COO, UHN; Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Head of Thoracic Surgery, Toronto General Hospital; Alejandro Jadad, Director of eHealth Innovation; Keith Stewart, Director, McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine; Michael Sherar, Senior Scientist, OCI; and Dr. David Jaffray, Head of PMH's Radiation Physics Department.

University Health Network is a major landmark in Canada's healthcare system and a teaching partner of the University of Toronto. Building on the strengths and reputation of each of our three remarkable hospitals, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital, UHN brings together the innovation, talent and resources needed to achieve global impact on the health care scene and provide exemplary patient care. Discover all there is to know about UHN by visiting our Web site:

For more information, please contact:
Patti Enright, Communications Specialist, University Health Network
Phone: (416) 340-4800 ext. 2181

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