Hospitals and health care organizations needing an expert ‘second opinion’, short-term leadership, or change or issues management can count on the unique skills, experience and expertise of Bonnie Adamson. As an independent health leadership consultant, Bonnie draws on a wealth of experience including sixteen years in President and CEO roles in rural, community and academic hospitals in Ontario.
From 2010 to 2014, Bonnie served as President and CEO of London Health Sciences Centre, and from 2002 to 2010 as President and CEO at North York General, a multi-site community teaching hospital in Toronto. At North York, she led the organization through the 2003 SARS epidemic and built a sustained learning culture of innovation and continuous quality improvement. From 1998 to 2002, Bonnie was President and CEO of the Huron Perth Hospitals Partnership, an innovative eight hospital network in Southwestern Ontario.
Bonnie’s emphasis on the importance of strategic leadership and her capacity to foster strong followership nurtures lasting collaborative relationships. She has lead multiple innovation and health system integration initiatives and demonstrated a passion for leadership and quality improvement. She has partnered creatively with the private sector and mobilized human and financial capital. Outcomes included significant transformational change, a widespread reputation for mentoring/coaching leaders at all stages of development and measurable bottom-line results.
As a health leadership consultant, she takes particular interest in matters involving governance, CEO and senior team roles and performance, culture and leadership transformation, as well as organizational behavior, transformation and integration. She is uniquely qualified to consider Interim CEO, executive coaching, recruitment and operational review projects.
Bonnie has held a number of academic appointments at the University of Toronto and Western University and currently serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Faculty at Western. She has earned the designation of Fellow with both the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives and for over a decade served as a surveyor with Accreditation Canada. She has held numerous governance leadership roles at the local, provincial and national level, has authored numerous publications and served as a local, national and international speaker.
Bonnie is the recipient of several notable awards, including the Honorary Life Member Award
(2015),and Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service (2011) from the Canadian College of Health Leaders, and was named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network in 2012.
She holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto.
Currently, she serves on the boards of Cancer Care Ontario and the Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan. As well, she recently completed the assignment of Investigator as appointed by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care for the Chatham Kent Health Alliance.