Launch day set for new health authority
Saskatchewan’s provincial health authority is set to launch Dec. 4, 2017.
An update provided on the health system transition progress webpage posted on Thursday explained that a little more than two months from now, the 12 health regions will legally transition to the new system and operate as one Saskatchewan Health Authority.
The release also stated that the recruitment process will soon be underway for the senior positions in this new system and that job openings will be posted in the coming weeks. The board of directors was announced in June, with 10 representatives, split between five with health authority board experience, and five fresh faces.
As per Health Minister Jim Reiter’s vision, board members come from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, with a doctor on the board, as well as indigenous representation in the form of Metis and a First Nations member.
“We have people with varied backgrounds – accounting, law, business, medicine, education and lots of experience in governance,” Reiter told reporters at the time.
“(We’re) very happy with the composition of this new board.”
Apart from the official start date, the new logo for the provincial authority was also unveiled.
“The green and yellow stylized outline of Saskatchewan represents the forests in the north and the grain fields of the south, and emphasizes the authority’s commitment to providing quality health care for the whole province, without regional boundaries,” the release states.
We have people with varied backgrounds – accounting, law, business, medicine, education and lots of experience in governance Jim Reiter, Health Minister
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