Vice President, Facilities & Paramedical Services
Paul Clarry, Vice President of Facilities and Paramedical Services at Southlake Regional Health Centre, joined the senior administration team at Southlake in February 2002, following a 21-year career in the Ontario Public Service.
After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Economics and Political Science) in 1981, Paul held progressively responsible positions in the Ministry of Treasury and Economics, the Ministry of Finance, and the Management Board Secretariat. Prior to joining Southlake, he spent almost five years providing leadership and direction to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Capital Program.
In his role at Southlake, Paul oversees the Hospital’s infrastructure development, facility operations, and paramedical services (Lab, Pharmacy, and Diagnostic Imaging). Paul is leading efforts to address the infrastructure, staffing, and technology needs of the paramedical portfolio in response to the ever-increasing demand for these services across all of Southlake’s clinical programs. Paul has been a strong supporter of the major transformation that has occurred at Southlake recently, and is one of the leaders in helping to create a new multi-year development plan. Paul works with the Town of Newmarket on various municipal planning activities to support the long-term development of both the Hospital and the Town.
Beginning in 2005, Paul has been involved in the development and implementation of a new model for the Hospital’s Support Services (Environmental, Transport, Linen, Food, and Call Centre Services) at Southlake to improve quality, patient and staff satisfaction, and accountability in both financial and service performance. In 2011, following a review of the Support Services operations, Paul recommended,and has since implemented, further innovations to build on the success of the previous transformations and to focus on service excellence.
Paul continues to be involved in capital planning initiatives through the Ontario Hospital Association, and through his many contacts in the hospital, government, consulting, and contracting industries.
He is currently the Chair of the SEIU Bargaining Team on behalf of the Ontario Hospital Association and its 34 member hospitals with respect to the 2011 round of bargaining.