President and CEO, Guelph General Hospital
Marianne Walker is changing the future of health care in Ontario. In leadership roles spanning more than 30 years, including her current role as president and CEO of Guelph General Hospital, Marianne has worked to refocus health care on the patient. She has led several region- and province-wide initiatives that have dramatically improved patient outcomes after stroke, and her elder care strategy is recognized as one of the best practice model province-wide. As a surveyor with Accreditation Canada, Marianne is also helping to improve health care quality and patient safety across the country and internationally in countries including Brazil.
Marianne holds a Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University and Nursing Diploma from Conestoga College. Marianne is the recipient of the 2015 Premier’s Award for Outstanding Ontario College Graduates in Health Sciences and of the 2016 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award for Health, Wellness and Recreation. She is a Board member of the Change Foundation and past Ontario Hospital Association Board member.