Holland Bloorview CEO along with pediatrician win most powerful leadership awards

Holland Bloorview's CEO Julia Hanigsberg and developmental pediatrician Dr. Paige Church have been named among the most powerful CEOs and most powerful women in Canada, respectively.


Please join us in congratulating Julia Hanigsberg, President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, for recently being named one of Canada’s most powerful CEOs by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN). Holland Bloorview’s Dr. Paige Church, a developmental pediatrician, was also chosen as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women. 

Holland Bloorview is Canada's largest children's rehabilitation hospital, serving children living with a disability, medical complexity, illness, or injury. The hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a mix of services not offered anywhere else in Ontario.

Ms. Hanigsberg has led the children’s research hospital since 2015, implementing innovative solutions that meet the challenges of a pediatric rehabilitation hospital specializing in complex care. Since then, in response to the often complicated and disconnected system of pediatric healthcare, she joined with the leaders of two other well-known pediatric hospitals to support knowledge sharing and improved care coordination. That network has now grown to include six community hospitals.

Dr. Church was recognized in a category that celebrates women who are professionals in practice and play a leadership role within their respective organizations. Learn more about who inspires her, and how her life has changed since publicly revealing her spina bifida diagnosis in 2017.

“It’s under the guidance of such tremendous leadership that Holland Bloorview continues to advance safe, coordinated, quality care for young people with disabilities,” says MEDITECH Executive Vice President Helen Waters. “Their passion goes hand-in-hand with their embrace of new technologies to better serve the intricate needs of their patients and families. We congratulate both Julia and Paige for this well-deserved recognition.”


Read how MEDITECH continues to transform care in Canada.