Congratulations to Marian Walsh, former President and CEO of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, on receiving the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Decoration (Civilian) for “leading the physical and strategic redesign of the Bridgepoint Active Healthcare facility, resulting in improved patient care and outcomes.”

Marian was appointed President and CEO of Bridgepoint in 1998. She established a bold vision for Bridgepoint to be a world leader in delivering complex care. This vision led to the construction of a new 464-bed purpose-built hospital, opened in 2013. The state-of-the art facility was designed to inspire health and innovation and support healing for Bridgepoint’s rehabilitation and complex care patients.

During Marian’s tenure, Bridgepoint became a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, established the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation (now part of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute), and in 2015, amalgamated with Mount Sinai Hospital to form Sinai Health.

Marian retired in 2016 and her legacy will be felt in the health care system for many years to come.