Denise Hardenne

An accomplished health executive, Denise Hardenne has held progressively more senior roles in health authorities and at Halton Healthcare for over three decades, culminating in her current position as President and Chief Executive Officer. Denise has been a surveyor with Accreditation Canada since 1998.

During her tenure at Halton Healthcare, Denise has overseen the organization’s progression to 5,228 staff, 931 medical and professional staff and 1,280 volunteers, and growth in operating funding to over a half billion dollars annually. She has led organizational transformation, with a strong strategic focus on purpose and delivering on a vision of exemplary patient experiences, always. Denise has also successfully delivered three major hospital infrastructure projects with a total value of $3.36 billion at Halton Healthcare, including the new 1.6 million square foot Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the modernized Georgetown Hospital, and the expanded Milton District Hospital. Her expertise in planning and operational readiness has ensured not only on-time and on-budget delivery of these projects but also the seamless opening of the new facilities.

Denise holds an MBA from Queen’s University and an MCED and BSN from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow from the Wharton School of Business and completed the Not-for-Profit Governance Essentials program at the Rotman School of Business. Denise has published and presented extensively on many aspects of hospital administration and operations.