When Jeffrey Lozon first enrolled in the master of health services administration program at the University of Alberta he never expected that he would end up working in a hospital.
“I ended up spending almost my entire career in academic health service centres,” explains Lozon. “And along the way, I worked with wonderful colleagues in all aspects of health care—I have been uniquely blessed.”
Lozon has led a remarkable career. A leader in health policy and management, he has more than 30 years experience in Canadian health care, administering hospitals and large health-care systems in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
For 18 years, Lozon served as president and CEO of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. There, he eliminated a $63 million debt and, together with his colleagues, saved one of Canada’s great teaching hospitals. Lozon was also responsible for spearheading the hospital’s renowned Inner City Health Program and lobbied for increased federal investment for research.
“There are many special milestones or awards that I have received throughout my career,” says Lozon. “But I am proudest of what we accomplished in building Saint Mike’s.”
Lozon has also served as Ontario’s deputy minister of Health and Long-Term Care, has been vice-chair of Canada Health Infoway, inaugural chair of the Canada in Partnership against Cancer, and spent the final five years of his full-time career as president and CEO of Revera Inc.,Canada’s largest senior care provider. Currently, Lozon is chairman and CEO of Lozon Associates.
“Through service to associations and government I have been privileged to contribute to system innovations that helped save lives,” says Lozon.
“In the final essence of my career, I was associated with organizations that every day saved more people or did more good than harm for the health of Canadians. What could be more important?”
Jeffrey Lozon is the recipient of numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate from Bishops University, the Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta (2005) and the Order of Canada (2009).
(Last updated October, 2017)