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
and quaternary research and academic organizations. Her portfolios also
included responsibility for non-clinical services, such as quality, risk and
human resources; and she has overseen, as clinical executive sponsor, major
public-private partnership (P3) capital projects in the hospital sector.
Arden started her career as a
registered nurse in medical and surgical oncology. She has a Bachelor of
Science degree in nursing (hon) and a Master of Health Administration, both
from the University of British Columbia, and completed the Managing Health Delivery
certificate program at Harvard University.