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May 28, 2008

SickKids names Judith John, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs

Toronto – Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), has announced that Judith John has been appointed as Vice-President of Communications and Public Affairs, effective June 2.

“Judith brings over 20 years of experience and leadership in marketing and communications to SickKids,” says Haddad. “She has a wealth of knowledge in public and not-for-profit organizations, and her skills and experience will play an important role as we continue to build an effective communications culture at SickKids and with our community.”

Ms. John comes to SickKids from Mount Sinai Hospital , where she has served as Senior Vice-President of Communications and Marketing since 2004. She was responsible for integrated communications, public affairs and marketing for the hospital, the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, its Auxiliary and the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai , Ms. John was Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at the United Way of Greater Toronto, Canada's largest annual fundraiser and allocator of funds for human and social services. She created advertising campaigns that won prestigious Cassie Awards in 2003 and 2005. While at the United Way , she worked on both the Premier's GTA Task Force (1996) and the Mayor's Action Task Force on Homelessness (1998).

As public relations, communications and marketing instructor and lecturer, Ms. John has taught at George Brown College , Ryerson University , Queen's University, University of Western Ontario , University of Toronto , Seneca College , Humber College , York University , Rotman School of Management and the Schulich School of Business.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada 's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching. Our vision is Healthier Children. A Better World. Our mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing our knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. For more information, please visit www.sickkids.ca .

For more information, please contact:

Media Contact
Public Affairs
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-6380
Fax: 416-813-5328