Mary Lou

Vice President Innovation
Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Mary Lou Ackerman is Vice President of Innovation and Digital Health with SE Health. Mary Lou is a founding member of SONSIEL (Society of Nursing Scientist, Innovator, and Entrepreneur Leaders) and an active member of CHIEF (Canada’s Health Informatics Executive Forum) with Digital Health Canada. Her background is extensive - she has led the development and implementation of many business transformation projects, innovations and partnerships.  Mary Lou joined SE Health early on in her nursing career, and she has augmented her clinical background with a graduate business degree and significant experience with health informatics and technologies.  Mary Lou has a passion for community health care, combined with a desire to advance care, creating innovative service models supported by digital health technologies, to create a future that will provide a personalized, accessible, meaningful health experience for individuals, their families and the service providers that support them.  Most recently Mary Lou has coauthored two books: The Future of Aging and The Rebel Nurse Handbook: Inspirational Stories by Shift Disruptors.