President takes leave amid another LHSC hospital travel scandal – London

Amid a recent travel scandal, London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) hospital chief executive Jackie Schleifer Taylor will take leave, according to her board.

In a letter released Wednesday afternoon, Board Chairman Matthew Wilson said that “due to a health issue, Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor is taking an immediate leave of absence, with the support of the Board of Trustees. ‘administration’.

Dr. Kevin Chan, Corporate Medical Director, has been appointed Acting President and CEO of LHSC for an interim period.

“Kevin has proven himself to be a strategic leader,” Wilson continued. “I am confident that he and our incredibly capable leadership team will continue to provide strong guidance to support the patients, families and communities we serve.”

The announcement comes just over a week after the Department of Health launched an investigation after LHSC allegedly spent approximately $470,000 on executive travel.

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“This leave is not a*sociated with recent investigations regarding international travel,” Wilson concluded in his statement.

The hospital said no further comment regarding Schleifer Taylor’s discharge would be provided at this time.

Schleifer Taylor was the former president of Children’s Hospital before becoming president and permanent leader of LHSC two years ago, in November 2021.

Earlier that year, former LHSC President and CEO Dr. Paul Woods filed a lawsuit against the hospital network for his termination following public outcry over his travels during the pandemic.

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