December 12, 2014
Colleagues, I am pleased to share the results of our recent recruitment process for the executive team of the new provincial health authority.
On November 7th we launched an expedited internal process aimed at drawing from the pool of talented health leaders we have in Nova Scotia. There was considerable interest in these roles, which reinforced the exceptional leadership capabilities we are fortunate to have in our small province.
The large volume of high caliber candidates made for a challenging selection process, with interviews occurring over the past few weeks.
I have every confidence in the vice-president-designates and the executive assistant-designate to the President and CEO who have been selected for the new provincial health authority and hope you will join me in congratulating them on their appointments. They are:
Vice-President, Quality and System Performance, Catherine Gaulton
Vice-President, Medicine and Integrated Health Services, Dr. Lynne Harrigan
Vice-President, Integrated Health Services Program Care 1, Paula Bond
Vice-President, Integrated Health Services Program Care 2, Tim Guest
Vice-President, Integrated Health Services Primary Health Care and Population Health, Tricia Cochrane
Vice-President, Integrated Health Services Community Support and Management, Lindsay Peach
Vice-President, Stewardship and Accountability, Allan Horsburgh
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO-Designate, Cathy Casey
These leaders will begin their work with our new provincial health authority on April 1, 2015. Until then, the province’s existing CEOs and vice-presidents will continue to lead the district health authorities.
There are two vice-president positions left to appoint: Vice-President, People, as well as the Vice-President Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation, which is a shared leadership position with the IWK Health Centre.
Hiring for the Vice-President, People is underway. I expect to make an announcement in January of 2015. The selection process for the Vice-President Research, Innovation and Knowledge Translation position will be appointed in partnership with the IWK.
An expression of interest to fill the zone executive director positions and executive assistant roles for the vice-presidents will be sent to the district health authorities in January.
This is an exciting time for the new provincial health authority. Our executive team will work with you to build upon the successes of our health system, to build a stronger, more connected system, that thinks provincially and acts locally. Together we will promote excellence in health, healing and learning.
I look forward to our journey together to support our vision of healthy people, healthy communities – for generations.
President and CEO-Designate Provincial Health Authority