Brightshores Health System

VP Digital Health, Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer

Brightshores Health System is a multi-site health care corporation which operates six hospitals and a mental health wellness and recovery centre in the Grey Bruce region. With a team of 2,100 dedicated and compassionate staff and over 200 physicians who work together delivering excellent patient care to residents and visitors across Grey Bruce, the organization has more than 200,000 patient visits per year and over 2 million short-stay seasonal visitors. By uniting their entire health system of hospitals, services, and programming across their geography, and expanding provided services, Brightshores has grown by almost 25% over the last 4 years, creating an opportunity for service growth. A recognized leader in rural healthcare, Brightshores Health System (Brightshores) services a large geographical area surrounding Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Due to the continuing need for digital infrastructure and initiatives, Brightshores decided that the appointment of a Chief Information Officer is necessary to spearhead these efforts.

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President, Digital Health, Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) holds dual responsibilities as both a member of the Brightshores senior leadership team, and as the digital health executive lead to the Georgian Bay Information Network (GBIN). In the executive role, the VP Digital Health works with the leadership team in setting and achieving the objectives of the organization aligned with the mission, vision, values, and priorities of Brightshores. The CIO identifies, recommends, and delivers on the development and execution of the IT strategy and ensures its integration with the organization’s clinical and operations strategy. As lead for GBIN, a partnership of 6 Ontario hospitals comprising of 16 facility sites, this role sets strategic direction for the current and future landscape of digital and technology solutions and works effectively within the GBIN governance structure to lead and support a large scale electronic medical record (EMR) project that will enhance patient outcomes and the delivery of health care within the organization and across the health care continuum.  As (CPO) the VP Digital Health establishes an effective privacy program compliant with current legislative regulations and standards.

The ideal candidate brings a unique blend of visionary thinking and strategic acumen. Adept at navigating both the external landscape and the intricate technical realm within the IT team, they bring a broader perspective, and can skilfully translate overarching vision into actionable tasks – effectively communicating priorities to all stakeholders. Their ability to effortlessly traverse between high-level strategic discussions and detailed technical conversations has allowed them to excel in relationship-building, and fostering meaningful connections with partners and stakeholders, while ensuring their voices are heard and valued. Through demonstrated experience in empowering organizations with digital solutions, they catalyse transformative change, providing their organization with tools and technologies necessary to thrive in an increasingly digitized world.

To Apply

To fill this position, Brightshores Health System has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at

For more information, please contact Camille Petitti, Engagement Manager of Odgers Berndtson at . We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Brightshores Health System is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Brightshores Health System throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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