Welcome to Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences welcomes new President
and CEO Mr. Rob MacIsaac.
Mr. MacIsaac’s notable career in public service has spanned over 14 years. He joins our healthcare system following leadership roles in the education and transportation sectors, and government.
Most recently, Mr. MacIsaac was the President of Mohawk College in Hamilton. Over a five year period, Mr. MacIsaac led the transformation of its main campus with investments in new and renovated space totalling more than $80M. Today, Mohawk is recognized as southern Ontario’s post-secondary hub for health and technology, and a leader in applied research. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. MacIsaac served as the first Chair of Metrolinx - the provincial transportation authority responsible for planning, building, and operating transportation infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Mr. MacIsaac also served three terms as Mayor of the City of Burlington from 1997 to 2006.
Mr. MacIsaac has been recognized for his accomplishments in community building with the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals, and a Paul Harris Fellowship, Rotary Club of Hamilton. He was also awarded a Doctor of Arts (Honoris Causa) from Australia’s Charles Sturt University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Waterloo in 1984 and received a Law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Bar in 1989.
Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of seven unique hospitals, a cancer centre and an urgent care centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and south central Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital group in Ontario, and serves as a regional referral centre for cardiac, stroke, burns, trauma, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services.
With a staff of approximately 11,000, the hospital is the largest employer in the Hamilton region. As an academic teaching hospital with more than 1,100 beds and an affiliation with McMaster University and Mohawk College, Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to providing exemplary health care while advancing excellence in education and health research. The organization’s exceptional track record of inquiry and innovation has earned Hamilton Health Sciences recognition as one of the world’s leading health science research organizations.
Staff of Hamilton Health Sciences share a commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. Guided by our values of respect, caring, innovation and accountability, Hamilton Health Sciences is focused on uniting the best health care has to offer and ensuring our patients have access to the type of care they need when they need it most.
The breadth and scope of services offered by HHS, in combination with the hospital's focus on academics and research, make it an employer of choice for many people. Physicians, nurses and clinicians find it attractive to work in HHS' diverse environment where they can be part of a health care team focused on providing the best possible care to patients and their families. Non-medical professionals enjoy bringing their varied talents and skills to a field where priorities are driven by care, not profit.