Leslie Starr-Hemburrow

As social workers, and as leaders, we endeavour to advocate for the overall benefit of society, the environment and the global community.

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Leslie Starr-Hemburrow

BSW '88

Current Career

Organization: Trillium Health Partners

Title: Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Regional Vice President, Ontario Health (CCO)

Career Overview

I am currently in the role of Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services at Trillium Health Partners and Regional Vice President, Ontario Health (CCO). I began my career as a front line social worker at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Over the 18 years, I spent at St. Joe’s I grew as a leader and developed through progressive leadership opportunities in Social Work, Patient Flow, ALC, Discharge Planning, and Professional Practice leading numerous regional initiative implementations. I then moved to Halton Healthcare for a short time, where I was the Director of Patient Flow and Corporate Projects leading the innovation and implementation of “Home First”. For the past 10 years, I have worked at Trillium Health Partners (Credit Valley Hospital) where I have held progressively senior leadership roles leading large complex hospital operations spanning a number of diverse clinical programs including several large regional programs. I have led major operational changes, strategic planning, performance improvement, and innovations supporting quality improvement. My current role also includes Credit Valley Hospital site lead responsibility and Ambulatory Care executive lead. Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have also held the role of Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) leading the Mississauga Halton and Central West Regional Cancer Program, in collaboration with community and hospital partners to plan and implement improvements in cancer services. I am committed to whatever my role to continuously finding ways to deliver value-based healthcare and improving our health care system.

Posted: August 2020