Clockwise from top left: Heather McPherson, President & CEO, Women's College Hospital; Jennifer Bernard, President & CEO, Women's College Hospital Foundation; Debbie Simpson, Board Chair, Women's College Hospital Foundation; JoAnne Doyle, Board Chair, Women's College Hospital

Leadership Message

For over 100 years, Women’s College Hospital has faced adversity head on. Driven by passion and unwavering commitment, not only does Women’s persevere, but we emerge stronger than ever.

Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is no different.

The pandemic shone a light on what we have long known: there are inequalities in our healthcare system and significant barriers for many. This makes the work we do at Women’s even more critical as we harness all we have learned from the past two years and accelerate momentum towards a more equitable and healthier world.

In the pages of this magazine, we highlight how our recent successes build on our strategic priorities and ensure we are well poised to build back better. Our commitment to virtual care nearly a decade ago has become essential in bridging gaps and creating a seamless patient journey. Partnerships with our donors and across the healthcare system are helping to reach deep into communities and connect with those who may be challenged in accessing care. Our drive to innovate is reimagining decades-old practices and making an impact across the entire healthcare system and the people we care for.

People are the heart, soul and engine behind Women’s and are what set us apart. We are fortunate to have staff, physicians, researchers, donors, learners and volunteers who consistently push themselves to new heights of excellence in the quest for exceptional care. Our collective response to the pandemic was nothing short of remarkable and we invite you to read about our hospital’s achievements in our recently published report, Remarkable: the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we look ahead, we are prepared for what the future may hold and we know our community of donors, patients, allies and advocates share our vision and are right here beside us, supporting all that we do. We are ready to continue our leadership role and make healthcare better for our patients, our community, our province and our country.

We are Women’s