Robert Zed Young Health Leader Award

This award is presented to a young Canadian healthcare leader who has demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of Canada’s health system.  

Selection Committee

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2018 Recipient: Carrie Jeffreys

Mrs. Jeffreys arrived to Stevenson Memorial Hospital (SMH), after a successful 6 year career at the Southwest LHIN. She acted in that capacity as senior hospital liaison, helping drive hospital system improvement for all hospitals. Her positive attitude, courageous leadership, and ability to foster change is simply remarkable.

Her arrival at Stevenson has helped maintain SMH as the second fastest hospital of 74 medium size hospitals in Ontario. She has helped improve revenue, patient satisfaction, and continues to help drive a culture of courageous leadership. She is well respected as a CNE in the CLHIN, within one year of her arrival, helping SMH pave new ground in external relationships. She is a steadfast member of the College and contributes regularly; she is the perfect ambassador of College leadership.


Past Recipients

Please see our past recipients listed below. Full biography's are available in our Celebrating Leading Practices booklets.

2017, Lindsay Peach CHE

2016, Jeremy Stevenson

2015, Reece Bearnes CHE

2014, Sarah Padfield CHE

2013, Amy Porteous

2012, Jennifer Duff CHE

2011, Emily Gruenwoldt Carkner