Tony Dagnone has close to 40 years of experience in the health care sector, 25 of which have been as Chief Executive Officer. He came to London in 1992 as the President and CEO of University Hospital. In 1995, University Hospital merged with Victoria Hospital and became LHSC, and Tony was appointed President and CEO.
In 1991, he was granted the Order of Canada for his work in the community and for leadership in health care. In 2003, he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2005, Tony was the recipient of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE) Distinguished Service Award as a testament to his extraordinary contributions to the field of health care management. He is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Health Service Executive and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was granted the first Honorary Life Member award in June 2008 by the CCHSE. In 2009, he was awarded the Regents Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives.