Carol Lambie became the inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer of the newly independent public hospital corporation, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, then called Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene (MHCP), in August 2009.
Under her leadership, which began in Dec. 2008 as the corporation’s interim CEO, Waypoint has made extensive progress. This includes the development of a new mission, vision, values and strategic plan, a new name, promise statement and visual identity, revision of the organizational structure to achieve the strategic directions and integrate clinical practice, implementation of a new quality framework and achievement of significant milestones on the major redevelopment project for a new forensic hospital.
Ms Lambie has extensive experience providing strategic and operational transformational leadership including establishing a new hospital corporation, creation of an expert leadership team, negotiation of transfer agreements and operating budget.
Ms Lambie is the former Executive Director of Penetanguishene General Hospital and also held an interim position as Executive Director of Huronia District Hospital. In her role with Penetanguishene General Hospital she led the divestiture of programs and services from one hospital to another and the ultimate dissolution of the hospital corporation. Her leadership resulted in high levels of values integration, excellent clinical patient outcomes, a repeated positive financial position and high levels of staff satisfaction evidenced by external benchmarks.
Prior to her CEO appointments, Ms Lambie was the Director of Finance and Information Systems for the North Simcoe Hospital Alliance (now Georgian Bay General Hospital). In this position she developed and implemented financial and information systems to support the collaborative transformation of two acute care facilities including restructuring of services. This was regarded as a model in the province and successfully realized $3.7 million in annual operating savings.
She is past chairperson and treasurer of Rosewood Shelter and from 2003 to 2008 chaired the Southern Georgian Bay Physician Recruitment Steering Committee. During this tenure she facilitated a new structure for a community based program and recruitment of a community physician recruitment officer. For the last four years she has chaired the North Simcoe Muskoka Palliative Care Network. In this role she led the organization through an incorporation process which enabled recognition and funding by the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network as a health service provider.
Ms Lambie is a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and Ontario, as well as the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She recently completed a Certificate in Mental Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.