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CHEO Named One of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

(Ontario), November 21, 2014 – The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is proud to be named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures – joining the ranks of Mount Sinai Hospital, World Vision, Whistler, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Foundation.

This recognition means that CHEO is an organizational leader in Canada at the forefront of best practices, with a corporate culture that gives the CHEO team an advantage and improves performance – according to the well-respected Waterstone Human Capital, which leads the Most Admired Corporate Cultures program.

This is the second time in recent months that CHEO has been singled out for its leading-edge initiatives and exceptional patient care. In fact, for the last two years in a row CHEO has been rated first in Ontario for inpatient care of children and youth.

“CEO Alex Munter describes the culture at CHEO as one with ‘heart’ and this is evident the moment you walk in the front entrance,” says Jennifer Mondoux, Managing Director, Ottawa, Waterstone Human Capital. “The patient experience is exceptional and the employee engagement scores are outstanding. CHEO is a health leader in Canada and this national recognition of its culture is well deserved if not long overdue.”

Since opening its doors 40 years ago, CHEO has grown from a small community hospital into a healthcare leader in Canada, touching the lives of over 500,000 kids in Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut each year. It is home to globally-recognized researchers tackling cancer with viruses, ADHD, gene discovery, obesity and much more. According to the 2014 Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list, the CHEO Research Institute is the third fastest-growing research hospital in Canada based on year over year revenue growth.

“CHEO absolutely is a hospital with a big heart,” says CEO Alex Munter. “Every member of the CHEO team is empowered to help kids and families be their healthiest. When you are part of something that meaningful, it is more than a workplace.”

“We still have more work to do – of course. But this recognition is a great acknowledgment that we are moving in the right direction with CHEOnext, our action plan for the future that we announced about 18 months ago.”


Canada’s 10 is a national program celebrating its tenth year of annually acknowledging Canadian organizations of different classes for having a thriving work culture that enables them to be successful. Canada 10 also serves as an annual Corporate Culture Study, since Waterstone gleans best practices across the nation from the hundreds of program submissions (along with its events and nominee interviews), to develop organizational learning that they can share with its clients.


Waterstone Human Capital is one of Canada’s fastest-growing retained executive search firms, specializing in recruiting for fit and cultural assessment.

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