Cen­tral Health CEO re­signs

Rose­marie Goodyear steps down fol­low­ing an­nounce­ment of two sep­a­rate in­ves­ti­ga­tions into health au­thor­ity

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - BY CLARENCE NGOH - With files from Adam Ran­dell clarence.ngoh@gan­der­bea­con.ca

Cen­tral Health pres­i­dent and CEO Rose­marie Goodyear has re­signed her po­si­tion a week af­ter Health Min­is­ter John Hag­gie and the provin­cial Of­fice of the Cit­i­zens’ Rep­re­sen­ta­tive or­dered two sep­a­rate re­views of the health au­thor­ity.

Cen­tral Health’s board of di­rec­tors is­sued a re­lease Feb. 12 an­nounc­ing the res­ig­na­tion, stat­ing the health au­thor­ity will not be pro­vid­ing fur­ther com­ment.

The De­part­ment of Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices stated an in­terim CEO will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

“Re­cruit­ment for a new CEO will be com­pleted through the leg­is­lated merit-based ap­pointment process by the In­de­pen­dent Ap­point­ments Com­mis­sion,” ac­cord­ing to the state­ment.

Health Min­is­ter John Hag­gie said Goodyear’s res­ig­na­tion will have no bear­ing on the di­rec­tion and out­come of the ex­ter­nal re­view be­ing car­ried out by Dr. Peter Vaughn.

In the com­ing weeks, Vaughn was sup­posed to meet with the re­gional health au­thor­ity’s CEO, board chair and Hag­gie.

This process will con­tinue with­out Goodyear, Hag­gie said.

“The re­view was never about one par­tic­u­lar in­di­vid­ual,” the min­is­ter said. “So, the short an­swer is, it will have no ef­fect on the re­view.”

He said the fo­cus is on putting Cen­tral Health back on “co­he­sive foot­ing” in pro­vid­ing health care for the peo­ple of Cen­tral New­found­land.

Hag­gie hopes the out­come will serve the new CEO well.

CLARENCE NGOH/THE BEA­CON

Cen­tral Health pres­i­dent and CEO Rose­marie Goodyear has re­signed a week af­ter Health Min­is­ter John Hag­gie or­dered an ex­ter­nal re­view of cen­tral New­found­land’s health au­thor­ity, fol­lowed by a sep­a­rate in­ves­ti­ga­tion an­nounced by the provin­cial Of­fice of the Cit­i­zen’s Rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

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