DonBoard member since 2019

After serving for 35 years in Ontario’s healthcare system, Don Shilton retired in 2018 as president of St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener. 

During Don’s tenure, St. Mary’s became widely recognized as an international leader in high quality and safe patient care.  Their cardiac program was rated one of the top three in Canada and twice in a five year period St. Mary’s attained the lowest Hospital Standardized Mortality Ratio in Canada (an indicator of healthcare quality that measures whether the number of deaths in hospital is higher or lower than you would expect.)

Since retiring, Don has joined the faculty of Catalysis, a U.S.-based organization that teaches leaders how to dramatically improve their healthcare systems.  Don also consults with KPMG Canada.

Don is a St. Paul’s and University of Waterloo graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree, has a Respiratory Therapy diploma from the Michener Institute of Applied Sciences, and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from McMaster University.  He lives in Brantford, Ontario with his wife Carolyn, who is also a St. Paul’s and University of Waterloo graduate.