Dr. Rueben Devlin, Special Advisor, Chair of the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine
An orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Devlin completed his medical school and orthopaedic training at the University of Toronto. During his 17 years practicing in Newmarket, he held senior hospital positions, including Chief of Surgery and Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee. He had a special interest in joint replacement and sports medicine
Subsequently Dr. Devlin served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Humber River Hospital in Toronto from 1999 – 2016. Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. As the CEO of Humber River Hospital he not only led the operational transformation of the Hospital, he was also responsible for the vision and implementation of North America’s first fully digital hospital
Rueben has a record of successfully developing and implementing corporate strategic plans at the highest levels of healthcare and taking bold steps to use innovation and technology to directly impact patient access, care, and satisfaction.
Dr. Devlin was appointed as Special Advisor and Chair of the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine in June 2018. As Chair, he is leading a group of visionary health system leaders who have come together to identify for the Premier of Ontario and Minister of Health and Long-term Care strategic priorities and actions that will lead to improved health and wellness outcome for Ontarians, high patient satisfaction, and more efficient use of government investment using an effective delivery structure.