Monday, September 21, 2015 1:30 pm ·  1 Comment
John Oliver sits down for our conversation, as a man with a passion combined with a vision. He is clear, concise and focused. He isn’t a career politician, but knows how to work with the bureaucracy to get things done.
John was born in Bruce County in a small community of 500 people called Paisely close to Port Elgin. His dad was the local veterinarian, and his mom worked from home. He did his undergrad at MacMaster University in Accounting. He articled at Clarkson Gordon where he worked with healthcare institutions. The healthcare world interested him, so he attended the University of Toronto and graduated with a Masters in Healthcare Administration.
His first job in health care was at the Plummer Memorial Public Hospital in Sault Ste Marie. From there he moved to St. Catharine’s Hospital as the Vice President of Services. He then accepted the CEO position for Georgetown Hospital. In 1995 he came to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital where he stayed until 1999. In 1999 he became the Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Health until 2000, when he became the CEO of Halton Healthcare Service.
“When I started Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital had an annual budget of $40M, and now Halton Healthcare Services has an annual budget of $300M, looking after all the Hospitals in the Region,” stated Mr. Oliver.
“I’m extremely concerned about the deteriation of seeing in health care in Canada. That was why I decide to run in this election.”
John has lived in Glen Abbey with his wife since 1995. They have 3 grown children. He has played an integral role in the vision, implementation, and soon to be completed New Oakville Hospital.
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