The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has revealed their inaugural board of directors.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health announced that all 12 health regions in the province would amalgamate into the SHA and on Wednesday sent a news release regarding the appointments.
The board is composed of 10 members appointed for three-year terms, with R.W. (Dick) Carter of Regina named Board Chairperson.
“It is important to our government that the Board of Directors of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority be based on competency in order to effectively guide what will be the largest organization in the province,” Health Minister Jim Reiter said in a news release. “This distinguished group of five women and five men come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, including governance, accounting, medicine, law, education, and business. Their experience in these industries will play an integral role in guiding the transition to a single provincial health authority and achieving our goal of delivering high-quality health care for the entire province.”
The appointments are:
R.W. (Dick) Carter, Chairperson, Regina
Grant Kook, Vice-Chairperson, Saskatoon
Brenda Abrametz, Prince Albert
Marilyn Charlton, Weyburn
Judy Davis, Regina
Robert Pletch, Regina
Donald Rae, Yorkton
Rosalena Smith, Pinehouse Lake
Dr. Janet Tootoosis, North Battleford
Tom Zurowski, Saskatoon
The 12 current Regional Health Authority (RHA) Boards will remain in place until the Saskatchewan Health Authority officially launches. The government anticipates the SHA to begin this fall.