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The key to leading change against fluctuating demographics, complexity of care and advanced technology, involves deep system understanding, relentless execution and innovation.

John Bethel

EY National Health Care Leader

Working with clients and health system leaders to achieve more accessible, efficient and high-quality health care for all Canadians.

John is the leader of our national health care practice, specializing in health care transformation. John serves on the firm’s global health sciences and wellness executive team and leads projects across Canada aimed at achieving more efficient, higher quality health care for citizens, patients and their families.

John is a former Associate Deputy Minister and COO for the BC Ministry of Health, previously holding roles for ADM transformation and productivity and ADM stakeholder relations. In these roles he negotiated the province’s physician master agreement and generic drug pricing agreements. John also recently left the Board of Fraser Health – Canada’s second largest health authority – where he served as Chair of the Quality and Performance committee for over six years. 

He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and an MBA in Organizational Analysis and Strategy from the University of Alberta.

How John is building a better working world

"At EY, we’re proud to serve Canada’s leading health organizations as trusted advisors in executing change, not just envisioning it. Together with my team, I have the privilege of going to work every day with health leaders across the country with the single aim of bettering Canada’s health care system for citizens, patients and their families.

I lead a team that devotes their working lives to solving some of the most complex issues, directly impacting people’s lives and the wellbeing of society. I’ve advised ministers, ministries of health and health care providers across Canada on large scale system change, sustainability and modernization. They’ve trusted us to support big change and together, we’re making our system better."

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