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Sep 26

Code Blue: Dr. Bob Bell and John Yip Diagnose the Problems with Ontario’s Healthcare System

Webcast with Dr. Bob Bell and John Yip

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C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests.

Please contact Adi Malev, Event Planner to register: amalev@cdhowe.org

Dr. Bob Bell, Former Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Robert Bell served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health from 2014 to 2018. Prior to this role, he worked as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Health Network (UHN) for nine years. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Princess Margaret Hospital, the Chair of Cancer Care Ontario’s Clinical Council and the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario. Bell practiced Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital and is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto.

Dr. Bell received his Doctor of Medicine from McGill University, a Master of Science from the University of Toronto and achieved his Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1983. He completed training in Orthopaedic Cancer Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in 1985, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2005. Dr. Bell is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Today he provides advice to a number of private and public organizations and serves as a director on not-for-profit and corporate boards. He has published three novels, with all proceeds from these books benefiting UHN foundations.

John Yip, President and Chief Executive Officer, SE Health 

John Yip is the President and CEO of SE Health, one of Canada’s largest social enterprises. As a transformative, values-based leader with a strong commitment to community advancement, John is evolving SE Health’s vision to forever impact how people live and age at home through its business of caring, social impact, and strategic investments. Prior to joining SE Health, John held various roles including President and CEO at Kensington Health and Vice President of Corporate Services at Health Quality Ontario. He also ran his own boutique management consulting firm focused on integrated care models for vulnerable and under-served populations; and worked with clients across the healthcare continuum as a consultant with the national health care and life science practices at KPMG, PWC and CGI. John holds an MBA in Health Services Management from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and undergraduate degrees in arts and sciences from Dalhousie University. John is a member of the Institute for Corporate Directors and currently serves on a variety of boards including HealthcareCAN, Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto, the Centre for Effective Practice and Triathlon Canada. Follow John on Twitter @JohnYipTO and LinkedIn @johnyip.


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