EDMONTON – Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman has created a new board to govern Alberta Health Services with the goal to further stabilize Alberta’s health-care system.
The organization has been without a board since 2013.
“Stable and effective health care is of vital concern to every family in Alberta. This group has first-hand knowledge of health care delivery, governance and solid fiscal planning that is needed to strengthen and stabilize the health system in a prudent and sustainable way,” said Hoffman. “It will provide oversight that will ensure AHS is able to give patients the care they need from the right health care provider in the right place at the right time.”
The new board members are:
Linda Hughes, board chair-Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn, vice-chairDavid CarpenterHugh D. SommervilleMarliss TaylorGlenda Yeates
Richard Dicerni, Deputy Minister of Executive Council, will also serve on the board. Dicerni has more than four decades of nationally-recognized experience in public sector governance.
Minister Hoffman is reaching out to other community leaders, including the Grand Chiefs of Treaties 6, 7, and 8, along with Métis representatives, to ensure indigenous representation for the AHS board.
Vickie Kaminski, CEO and president of Alberta Health Services, personally welcomed all board members in a Friday statement.
“Together, we will continue to focus on delivering Albertans the high-quality care they deserve.”
The board will report directly to the health minister.
The minister will work closely with the board to set objectives for and ensure the success of Alberta Health Services.