Cancer agency CEO to lead Sask. Health Authority

By CJME News Staff
August 23, 2017 - 12:20pm

The head of the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has been named.

Scott Livingstone has been named as CEO. He’s been leading the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency as president and CEO since April 2010. Before that, he served as CEO of the Saskatchewan Health Information Network, now eHealth Saskatchewan.

“Scott is passionate about health care, and brings a strong patient focus to this new role,” said board chair Dick Carter in a news release. “The board of directors is looking forward to working with Scott as we lead transformation across the health care system.”

Livingstone becomes CEO when the Provincial Health Authority Act is proclaimed, making the Saskatchewan Health Authority official.

“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,” 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 current regional health authority CEOs still lead day-to-day operations until the Saskatchewan Health Authority launches, which is anticipated to happen in late fall 2017.

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