SCARBOROUGH (December 19, 2018) – Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is proud to announce that Dr. Albert Lauwers – the current President and CEO of Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) in Lindsay, Ontario – will be joining the organization as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Medical and Clinical Programs.

“We’re honoured to have Dr. Lauwers as part of the SHN team in this newly-created leadership role,” said Elizabeth Buller, President and CEO of SHN.

“Dr. Lauwers’ keen focus on clinical best practices, enhancing patient satisfaction, and engaging internal communities will be integral in our work to shape the future of care in Scarborough.”

Over the course of his four years as President and CEO of RMH, Dr. Lauwers has worked to advance patient safety and quality of care across the hospital. He led teams that successfully developed a service excellence program for staff, improving physician engagement within the organization, and ensuring a balanced operating budget.

Prior to RMH, Dr. Lauwers held a number of physician leadership roles, including President of the Ontario Coroners Association, and Deputy Chief Coroner of Investigations and Inquests. He has been awarded the H.B. Cotnam Award by the Ontario Coroners Association recognizing his contributions to develop best practice guidelines for death investigation, as well as for developing the Fundamentals of Inquest Course through Osgoode Law School.

Dr. Lauwers is also a member of the Board for the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, and the Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services. More recently, he completed terms as Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association’s Physician Provincial Leadership Council, and Chair of the Central East Local Health Integration Network Executive Council.

A graduate of the University of Toronto Medical School, Dr. Lauwer’s also holds a Fellowship from the College of Family Physicians, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Administration, and Law from York University. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Faculty of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and has been designated as a Canadian Certified Physician Executive by the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders. 

“I’m looking forward to working alongside the talented and passionate team at SHN and being a part of the journey to re-imagine the future of health care for this vibrant and diverse community,” said Dr. Lauwers.

Dr. Lauwers will begin his new role at SHN on April 1, 2019.

About Scarborough Health Network:
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

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David Belous
Chief – Communications, Public Affairs, and Government Relations
Scarborough Health Network