The issue of cyber security attacks on hospitals is impacting access to care for patients across Ontario. To support the implementation of the Provincial Cyber Security Operating Model by Ontario Health (OH), Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) have appointed Jim Galati as Regional Chief Information Security Officer (rCISO) of the East Region, effective January 8, 2024.

In partnership with the six health regions across the province, the rCISO will work closely with networks of hospitals, known as Local Delivery Groups (LDG), and OH Digital Leads in each region to ensure the optimal implementation of OH’s Cyber Security Operating Model. The model creates a provincial network designed to enhance the protection of health information and strengthen continuity of patient access to care, in alignment with existing cyber insurance, regulatory, and accreditation requirements. The two LDGs in the East Region, supported by the rCISO, will cover 36 hospitals from Scarborough to the most eastern community in Ontario.

In this role, Jim Galati will be responsible for the execution and delivery of nine critical security controls, based on OH Transfer Payment Agreement deliverables, and will lead, support, and advance the LDG governance model for the East Region. He will work in close collaboration with the Chief Information Officers of TOH and SHN and technology leads in hospitals across the LDGs to advance cyber security maturity.

Jim Galati will report to Joseph Hagos, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Services at SHN, and Glen Kearns, Executive Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at TOH. His primary location will be SHN’s Centenary Hospital, the LDG host of the East Region as identified by OH.

Please join us in congratulating Jim in his new role. 

About The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is one of Canada’s top learning and research hospitals where we are guided by our vision to provide the world-class and compassionate care we would all want for our loved ones. Our multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, is home to the Regional Trauma Centre and Cancer Centre, and to discoveries that are adopted globally.

Backed by generous support from the community, we are focused on reshaping the future of health care to improve the health of our diverse population of patients from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and Nunavut.

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À L’Hôpital d’Ottawa, l’un des plus importants centres hospitaliers d’enseignement et de recherche au Canada, nous sommes guidés par notre vision d’offrir des soins de calibre mondial avec une compassion digne des personnes qui nous sont chères. Affilié à l’Université d’Ottawa et réparti sur plusieurs campus, L’Hôpital d’Ottawa abrite les centres régionaux de traumatologie et de cancérologie. Nous y réalisons des découvertes qui rayonnent partout dans le monde.

Grâce au généreux soutien de la collectivité, nous sommes à redessiner l’avenir des soins de santé au bénéfice de notre population diversifiée de patients provenant de l’Est ontarien, de l’ouest du Québec et du Nunavut.

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About Scarborough Health Network 

Across our three hospitals and several community-based satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our innovative programs and services are designed for the specific needs of the Scarborough community, and our medical expertise and compassionate care are accessed from well beyond our borders. We operate Ontario’s largest regional nephrology program and regional community-based cardiovascular rehabilitation service; the designated cardiac Centre for the Central East region of Ontario; and an internationally designated cardio-oncology clinic Centre of excellence. As a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto; member of the Toronto Academic Science and Health Network; and partner with other universities and colleges, we are committed to helping to train the next generation of healthcare professionals. Learn more at