Central Health CEO resigns
Rosemarie Goodyear steps down following announcement of two separate investigations into health authority
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.
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.