Marian Walsh is the President and CEO of Bridgepoint Health, an integrated network of health facilities and services comprised of Bridgepoint Hospital, the Bridgepoint Family Health Team, the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and the Bridgepoint Health Foundation. Bridgepoint is Canada’s largest and most progressive health care network focused exclusively on “changing the world” for the growing number of people living with complex chronic disease and disability.
Under Marian’s leadership, Bridgepoint has established a bold vision for the future “to be Canada’s leader in complex care and complex rehabilitation - the new frontier of healthcare.” She recognizes that the future of health care lies not just in saving lives, but in optimizing the lives of those who are living with complex chronic disease. Marian is a strong advocate for major system transformation because she believes that the current health care system, which is organized to deliver acute, episodic care, no longer meets the needs of the majority of its users, who have complex chronic conditions.
Marian has been a health care executive for almost 30 years. She is very active in a wide range of roles with the Ontario Hospital Association, the Rehab Network of Toronto and the Complex Care and Rehabilitation Leadership Council of Ontario. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee, Faculty of Health Administration, University of Toronto, and a Certified Health Executive. She was also the Founding President of the Canadian Home Care Association.
Learn about Marian's views on important health care issues in the articles below.