Today, Linda Franklin, Chair of William Osler Health System (Osler) Board of Directors announced that long-time Osler physician and former Chief of Staff, Dr. Frank Martino, has been appointed as Osler’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.
Dr. Martino has led Osler over the last few months as Interim President and CEO while a comprehensive recruitment process took place, which included extensive consultations with a range of internal and external stakeholders to inform the search process.
A strong advocate for quality patient care, Dr. Martino has dedicated his over 30 year career to improving the health of individuals and communities to effect change for the betterment of patients. Dr. Martino joined Osler in 1991 and has held progressively senior roles – including serving as Interim President and CEO, Interim Vice-President of Quality & Medical Affairs, Chief of Staff, and Chief of Family Practice. He has been practicing family medicine in Brampton for decades and is still active in inpatient care, as well as in Osler’s emergency departments.
“We’re delighted that Dr. Martino will lead Osler in the exciting time ahead, and we thank him for providing the organization with invaluable guidance, support and stability during the recruitment period,” said Linda Franklin, Chair, William Osler Health System Board of Directors. “With his steady and insightful leadership, Dr. Martino is uniquely positioned for this important role. He is passionate about building a cohesive, resilient health system for our communities and will confidently lead our organization as we build on our successes and look ahead to an exciting future.”
Dr. Martino has also held respected leadership roles outside of Osler as a member of several provincial committees and advisory panels with the Ministry of Health, Health Quality Ontario, and the Ontario Telemedicine Network; as Primary Care Lead with the Central West Local Health Integration Network; and he worked at the board and committee levels with the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
“I’m honoured to have the opportunity to lead Osler into the future and support our dedicated teams of staff, physicians, and volunteers as we deliver on our Vision of patient-inspired health care without boundaries,” said Dr. Frank Martino. “I also look forward to continuing to work with our valued partners as we set our sights on many exciting projects in the time ahead, including the expansion of vital clinical programs and cancer care, establishing a new medical school with our partners at Toronto Metropolitan University, and advancing our redevelopment projects – including the new Peel Memorial Hospital – to provide greater access to care for the community.”