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Queen's alumna appointed new president, CEO of KGH

 
2009-01-15
Leslee Thompson

Leslee Thompson (NSc `84) has been named the new president and CEO of Kingston General Hospital (KGH). Ms. Thompson started her career in nursing after graduating from Queen's and has since then profiled an extensive background in public and private health care.

Ms. Thompson is the first woman to be appointed as president of KGH. She brings strong leadership abilities as well as knowledge of critical care practice from her undergraduate placement at KGH to her new role.

“I'm a much better manager and leader because of my clinical experience and I've always worked hard to keep close to that clinical environment in a variety of ways,” she said. “ I think it's very important for leaders like a CEO of a hospital to have a reality and understanding of what it takes and what it's like [on the front lines].”

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