Leslee Thompson, CEO and President, Kingston General Hospital

EVENT DATE: January 11, 2012
TOPIC: The KGH Story: Changes, Challenges and Plans for the Future

Ms Thompson was appointed President and CEO of KGH in February 2009.  She spoke to the Club that summer about her first 100 days in office and her vision for the Hospital’s future.  She returned to the Club to provide an update.

She brings extensive health-care industry experience in both the public and private sectors to this leadership role.  She was previously Vice President of Medtronic of Canada, a global medical devices company; and before that, Vice President of Cancer Care Ontario.  She has held senior executive roles in several teaching hospitals, including Sunnybrook & Women’s Health Science Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. 

She started her career as a critical care nurse. She is a graduate of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University and holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.