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St. Michael's chief administrative officer wins national mentorship award

Toronto, June 8, 2011

John King receives the 2011 Mentorship Award at a gala June 5th. John King receives the 2011 Mentorship Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders at its National Awards Gala on June 5th.

John King, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, received the 2011 Mentorship Award from the Canadian College of Health Leaders at its National Awards Gala on June 5 in Whistler, British Columbia.

“I am honoured to receive this award from the College,” said John King. “The greatest gifts we can give the next generation of healthcare leaders are our time and wisdom. That’s why mentorship is so important.”

The Mentorship Award is presented to a leader in the health care system who demonstrates exemplary, sustained commitment to mentoring, and inspiring health care leadership.

“I remember when I started my career in healthcare, I was fortunate to be mentored by an exceptional leader. I’ve never forgotten the invaluable lessons my mentor taught me. That is why I feel so compelled to give back.”

John King has mentored many young leaders and hosts an emerging leaders forum at St. Michael’s, which brings in established leaders to share their experiences and help the next generation profit from their experience.

John received an etched glass trophy, paid travel and accommodations to attend the College's Annual Awards Gala evening, and a complimentary registration to the National Healthcare Leadership Conference. He was nominated by Jill Campbell, program director of the diabetes comprehensive care program.

This national award is made possible with the support of its sponsor, Roche Canada, and is bestowed annually by a committee of colleagues and peers. The 2010 recipient was the president and CEO of Mount Sinai Hospital Joe Mapa.