Here name is Patti MacEwan, and she comes with extensive experience in northern and rural settings, having previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for Churchill with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and prior to that, Director of Integrate Health and Social Services for the Churchill Regional Health Authority.
“Over a year ago I was on vacation in B.C. and I loved it,” MacEwan writes of her decision. “This led to my interest and desire to move and work in B.C.”
MacEwan adds, “Fort St. John is a perfect community for me because of the welcoming and friendly people, beautiful scenery, and passionate staff and physicians that I have the privilege to work with.”
MacEwan’s educational background includes a Master of Social Work from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in Alberta, and a Master in Pain Management from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
“We’re excited to have Patti join the team in Fort St. John with over three decades of experience in rural healthcare and social services, Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said in a written statement. “The successful hiring of a Health Services Administrator for this community really demonstrates that it is an attractive location to live and work.”
The responsibilities of a Health Services Administrator to each specific geographical location assigned includes operations and functions at hospitals in their region, residential care and community services, as well as providing leadership in terms of future planning within their community.