Central East Regional Cancer Program
The Central East Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Haliburton, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Northumberland and Scarborough.
R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre
Located in Oshawa, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre delivers a wide spectrum of cancer services to the residents served by the Central East Regional Cancer Program. Completed in 2007 as a partnership between Cancer Care Ontario and Lakeridge Health, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre is a 90,000-square foot facility that houses cutting-edge equipment and a team of oncology specialists committed to providing quality cancer care.
Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, Central East Regional Cancer Program
Tom McHugh has been Regional Vice-President of the Central East Regional Cancer Program since 2012. In this role he provides leadership to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre and works to ensure the provision of high quality cancer services across the Central East. Tom is also Executive Vice-President at Lakeridge Health where in addition to leading one of Ontario’s top cancer programs, he is also advancing the hospital’s new Strategic Plan and future capital building program. Other successes he’s helped drive at Lakeridge Health include the introduction of digital pathology that vastly improves the time to diagnosis; the creation of the first certified biobank at a community hospital in Canada; and an award-winning energy-retrofit plan designed to save the hospital $25 million over the next 20 years.
Tom has more than 20 years of experience leading quality and innovation in health care. As former shared president and CEO of Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital – Ingersoll, Tom championed patient care improvements through his work with the South West Regional Cancer Services Alliance, the Provincial Orthopaedic Expert Panel and many partner organizations. Tom is a registered occupational therapist.