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New CEO Announced for Saskatchewan Provincial Health Authority

Scott Livingstone has been selected as the CEO for the Provincial Health Authority. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Health Minister Jim Reiter, along with Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit.

Scott Livingstone is an innovative, strategic leader who shares our goal of one provincial health authority that is focused on better co-ordination of health services across Saskatchewan, Reiter said. Scott is uniquely qualified to lead the formation of the new organization, with a wealth of experience in the Saskatchewan health system as a pharmacist and as CEO of two provincial health organizations.

Since April 2010, Livingstone has led the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Previously, he served as CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Information Network (now eHealth Saskatchewan). Livingstone will take on the formal role of CEO when The Provincial Health Authority Act is proclaimed and the Saskatchewan Health Authority is officially established. He will immediately begin to play a key role in helping to organize and build the new organization.

I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to work with more than 40,000 dedicated health care providers and employees across the province as we build a new organization, Saskatchewan Health Authority CEO Scott Livingstone said. My immediate focus will be working with the board on in-depth organizational planning, determining a launch date and recruiting a senior leadership team, to ensure we have a seamless transition on the first day of operations.

The 12 current Regional Health Authority CEOs will continue to lead the day-to-day operations of the RHAs until the Saskatchewan Health Authority launches. That date is still being determined, but is anticipated to occur in late fall 2017.

Photo Courtesy of the Province of Saskatchewan.

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