Exploring Healthcare Leadership with Children’s Hospital CEO, Alex Munter.
“Investing in the wellbeing of children really is about the success of our whole society.”
Twenty years ago Alex was a City Councillor, involved in the move to ban smoking in public places. At the height of this controversial debate, Alex received several death threats, teaching him how to stay resilient and focused on worthy goals.
Now, as a the CEO of a major Children’s Hospital, Alex brings these lessons as well as his amazing energy to tackle the growing issue of Childhood Obesity. We discuss the multiple layers that complicate this issue and what is being done to lead our children and society to a healthier, happier future. His vision of our collective future is truly inspiring and worth hearing.
“If we can intervene quickly and effectively with teenagers and put them on the path to positive mental health and good coping skills for the challenges and obstacles that they will encounter, we can completely change the trajectory of their lives.”
Alex has over 20 years of leadership in health and social services and a strong commitment to helping families and his community. Alex has been CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for six years. Last year he also became the CEO of the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC). His priorities include expanding services, improving access and making CHEO/OCTC digital health leaders.
Under his guidance, Forbes Magazine named CHEO the best place to work in Canadian Healthcare last year and again in 2017.
“One of the great things about working with the team at the Children’s Hospital is that people here believe and understand why their work matters.”
Alex on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/amunter
Alex on Twitter: @AlexMunter_
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO): cheo.on.ca
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre (OCTC): www.octc.ca
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