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Trillium Health Partners and the University of Toronto Temerty Temerty Faculty of Medicine announce new VP Education and Associate Dean

February 11, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Tril­li­um Health Part­ners and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine are pleased to announce the appoint­ment of Dr. Ali­son Free­land as the new Vice Pres­i­dent of Edu­ca­tion and Asso­ciate Dean, Med­ical Edu­ca­tion (Region­al).

“Dr. Free­land is a respect­ed leader, edu­ca­tor and physi­cian, whose com­mit­ment to edu­ca­tion and increas­ing access to care will be a tremen­dous asset to our orga­ni­za­tion,” said Tril­li­um Health Part­ners Pres­i­dent and CEO, Michelle DiE­manuele. “Tril­li­um Health Part­ners is cre­at­ing a new kind of health care for a health­i­er com­mu­ni­ty and Dr. Freeland’s lead­er­ship will play a piv­otal role in help­ing us deliv­er on that mis­sion.”

“U of T Med­i­cine is com­mit­ted to deliv­er­ing an out­stand­ing edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence for all of our stu­dents. Dr. Free­land will ensure that stu­dents learn­ing at the Mis­sis­sauga Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine and train­ing at Tril­li­um Health Part­ners are well pre­pared to pro­vide out­stand­ing care to their patients,” said Pro­fes­sor Trevor Young, Dean of the Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine and Vice Provost, Rela­tions with Health Care Insti­tu­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to.

Dr. Freeland’s com­mit­ment to edu­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ty out­reach has been a con­sis­tent theme through­out her accom­plished career. Most recent­ly, she served as Asso­ciate Chief of Psy­chi­a­try of the Roy­al Ottawa Health Care Group and Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ottawa, while also pro­vid­ing men­tal health out­reach ser­vices to Ottawa’s inner city pro­grams and shel­ters.

In her new role, Dr. Free­land will be respon­si­ble for the strate­gic lead­er­ship of edu­ca­tion pro­grams deliv­ered at Tril­li­um Health Part­ners, includ­ing med­ical edu­ca­tion and health pro­fes­sions edu­ca­tion. She will be focused on build­ing strong rela­tion­ships with com­mu­ni­ty stake­hold­ers and set­ting the vision and strat­e­gy for fur­ther inte­gra­tion of the Mis­sis­sauga Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine into the local com­mu­ni­ty.

“As a learn­ing orga­ni­za­tion we know that to improve our health care sys­tem we must invest in future pro­fes­sion­als who will use new, team-based approach­es to care,” said Tril­li­um Health Part­ners’ Chief of Staff, Dr. Dante Mor­ra. “Dr. Freeland’s pas­sion for med­ical edu­ca­tion with­in an inter­pro­fes­sion­al team will dri­ve for­ward the inno­v­a­tive part­ner­ship between Tril­li­um Health Part­ners and the U of T Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine to do just that.”

“I am hon­oured to be join­ing these orga­ni­za­tions, who are lead­ing the way in the teach­ing and deliv­ery of health care,” said Dr. Free­land. “I look for­ward to build­ing on the great work that is being done by this part­ner­ship and help­ing shape the future gen­er­a­tion of health care providers.”

“This is yet one more way that U of T is con­tribut­ing to the Mis­sis­sauga com­mu­ni­ty, and a great exam­ple of how our local com­mu­ni­ty sup­ports stu­dent learn­ing in the west­ern part of the Greater Toron­to Area,” said Pro­fes­sor Deep Sani, Vice Pres­i­dent of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to and Prin­ci­pal of U of T Mis­sis­sauga.

Tril­li­um Health Part­ners signed its first affil­i­a­tion with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to in 2007. The Mis­sis­sauga Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine (MAM), one of four med­ical acad­e­mies of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, opened its doors in 2011. It is a ful­ly accred­it­ed satel­lite of the U of T med­ical school in col­lab­o­ra­tion with U of T Mis­sis­sauga and Tril­li­um Health Part­ners that con­nects the Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine with the largest com­mu­ni­ty hos­pi­tal in Cana­da. In June 2015, Tril­li­um Health Part­ners and MAM will grad­u­ate the inau­gur­al class of 53 med­ical stu­dents com­plet­ing their edu­ca­tion in Mis­sis­sauga.

About Tril­li­um Health Part­ners:

Tril­li­um Health Part­ners is one of the largest com­mu­ni­ty-based acute care facil­i­ties in Cana­da. Com­prised of Cred­it Val­ley Hos­pi­tal, the Mis­sis­sauga Hos­pi­tal and the Queensway Health Cen­tre, Tril­li­um Health Part­ners serves the grow­ing and diverse pop­u­la­tions of Mis­sis­sauga, West Toron­to and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties. Tril­li­um Health Part­ners is a teach­ing hos­pi­tal affil­i­at­ed with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. Tril­li­um Health Part­ners is an asso­ciate mem­ber of the Toron­to Aca­d­e­m­ic Health Sci­ence Net­work.

About Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine:

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is at the heart of one of the great bio­med­ical research, edu­ca­tion and clin­i­cal care net­works in the world. With nine ful­ly affil­i­at­ed hos­pi­tals and research insti­tutes and 20 com­mu­ni­ty-affil­i­at­ed hos­pi­tals and clin­i­cal care sites, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is a research pow­er­house that offers unpar­al­leled oppor­tu­ni­ties for its 6,800 fac­ul­ty and 7,000-plus stu­dents at all lev­els. Near­ly half of Ontario’s med­ical doc­tors and 25 per cent of all health and bio­med­ical PhDs in Cana­da were trained at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, which con­sis­tent­ly ranks among the top uni­ver­si­ties world­wide.


For more infor­ma­tion:

Cather­ine Pringle
Senior Advi­sor, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Pub­lic Affairs
Tril­li­um Health Part­ners
(905) 848‑7580 ext. 1646

Liam Mitchell
Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
(416) 978‑4672