Vice President, Planning, Facilities and Support Services
Cliff Harvey joined North York General Hospital in February 2014 to lead the Planning, Facilities and Support Services portfolio.
With over 20 years of experience, Cliff’s professional focus has been on health and wellness in the built environment and how these ideas translate into an environment of care. Previously he held the position of Senior Architect for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, as well as other senior positions in the industry. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in operational planning, design, and construction of health facilities as well as health systems planning.
Cliff is an advocate for the practice of design thinking and human-centered design to support the search for innovation in delivering quality health care services through smart capital investments. Cliff is also an advisor on health care design at the University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), and Ryerson University. With a focus on continuous learning and improvement, Cliff is concluding a Master of Science, Healthcare Quality at Queen’s University. He is an active participant in a number of professional associations, committees and international networks, and has contributed to research on collaborative design leading to quality and innovation in health care.