Pharma IQ Members


Linda Jussaume

25 years management experience

Experience with Hospital mergers,Program expansion and Team building

Experience in private consultation;Provincial, National and International

Career history

-Program Director Surgery and CentralProcessing, August 2010-present

North York General Hospital (NYGH),Toronto, Ontario

-Program Director Surgery, Endoscopy,Cancer Care, Cardiology and Central Processing 2006-2010

Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS),Scarborough/Ajax-Pickering, Ontario

-Nurse Manager for the CardiovascularIntensive Care Unit (CVICU) 1987-2006


-Masters of Business Administration,Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

June 2006

-Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing, McGill University, Honors Graduate, University Scholar and  Recipient of the McConnell Award

Additional Professional Achievements

Adjunct Lecturer, Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto                                2012-present

Mentor, MBA Program, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto                2010-present                        

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT),Oshawa                                                 2008-present


Poster presentation “ Integrated CareCollaboratives”, Innovation Ex, NYGH, January 2014.

Poster presentation  “Implementing a Patient Navigator for Hip and Knee Care: Spotlight on the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Halifax, Nova Scotia, October 2013

Poster presentation at Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses: “Journal Rounds: Promoting evidence-informed Nursing Practice, NYGH, Toronto, Canada, June 2013 and Nashville, Tennessee, September 2013

Poster presentation at ORNAC International Alliance for Perioperative Best Practice, “A joint effort:managing consignment in the OR.” Ottawa, Canada, April 2013

Poster presentation: Taking the “Pain”out of Nursing education: Quiz knowledge evaluation, NYGH showcase onscholarship in Education, June 2012

Co-author, “Improving Access to care for Urgent Hip Fractures, a Quality Initiative in Central LHIN”, Communiqué Bone and Joint Network (BJHN), May 2012

Co-presenter:  OHA conference:Optimizing Clinical Supply Chain through Collaboration. Oral presentation“Leading Innovations in Supply Chain Integration: Consignment Past and Future”,September 2011

Health Quality Ontario 2011. Report onOntario’s Health System. “Examples of Success: Surgical Wait times”, p.141.NYGH first in Province for all Surgical Wait times (Cancer, Cataracts andJoints), April 2011

Presenter at the CCCN (Canadian Councilof Cardiovascular Nurses) Conference, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 

Professional Development

In addition to the professional presentations, I have been a strong supporter of research, lean initiatives Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) and staff development.

Presently involved with 2 research projects

PFCC champion