President and CEO, Southlake Regional Health Centre
Arden Krystal is the President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, Ontario. Southlake serves a population of almost 1.5 million people in York Region and Simcoe county, with regional cancer and cardiac programs and a full slate of services from surgery to mental health to children’s and women’s care.
Prior to her arrival at Southlake, Ms. Krystal held senior executive operations roles at two of the largest health authorities in British Columbia - the Fraser Health Authority and the Provincial Health Services Authority, with responsibilities spanning the full continuum of care, including public health, acute community, tertiary care, and quaternary research and academic organizations. Her portfolios also included responsibility for non-clinical services, such as quality, risk and human resources, as well as executive leadership for major public-private partnership (P3) capital projects in the hospital sector.
Ms. Krystal started her career as a registered nurse in medical and surgical oncology. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (honours) and a Master of Health Administration, both from the University of British Columbia, and completed the Managing Health Delivery Certificate program at Harvard University. She also holds the designation of CHE (certified health executive) through the Canadian College of Health Leaders.
Ms. Krystal sits on a number of committees, including several at the Canadian College of Health Leaders, CIHI, the OHA, and has recently been appointed to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Hospital Advisory Committee (HAC).