Lorrie Hagen

Executive Director, The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre

type 1 diabetes, healthcare, healthcare administration, community health leadership


COVID update and The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre campaign

Rogers TV Durham, January 16, 2021Television

URL: https://www.rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=2&sid=8262&gid=595600

12 minute interview regarding type 1 diabetes, the Best Centre in general, pandemic response, plans for future demand to access healthcare services.

Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre looks to expand current location

CKDO, May 19, 2021Radio/Podcast

URL: https://soundcloud.com/user-212069307/were-building-on-the-best-and-it-started-with-cookies

10 live minute interview with Fred Eismont, Capital campaign chair. General info about the illness, the centre and the campaign.

, November 13, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://soundcloud.com/user-212069307/november-14-world-diabetes-day

Interview with Terry Johnston on CKDO Durham radio

City asked to support diabetes centre


Lorrie Hagen, RD, MHSc, CHE has been the Executive Director of The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre since 2017. She has over 20 years of experience in both the acute and community healthcare sectors. Before joining the Best Centre, Hagen practiced as a Clinical Dietitian at The Hospital for Sick Children (Cancer Centre) for many years. In 2012, she transitioned into clinical leadership with the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, and then as Senior Manager for the Organ Transplant and Medical Specialties units for 3 years. Hagen has her Master’s in Health Administration (MHSc) from the University of Toronto (Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation). She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders. She enjoys leading her staff and working closely with patients, families, volunteers, community members, partners, and sponsors.


  • type 1 diabetes
  • healthcare
  • healthcare administration
  • community health leadership

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