CEO gets job extension as Manitoba gears for health delivery change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press
Jan 17, 2018

WINNIPEG _ The launch this spring of a new provincial health organization in Manitoba is delaying the hiring of a new chief executive officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Real Cloutier stepped into the role of CEO and president on an interim basis last June when the authority parted ways with Milton Sussman after nearly two years.

It was believed Cloutier would only assume the posting until December.

Authority board chair Karen Dunlop says his six-month contract was extended last month in large part to work with Shared Health.

Expected to start in early April, Shared Health will centralize several clinical and administrative tasks and take control of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre.

Dunlop says the search for Sussman’s successor is expected to take six more months.

“As we worked with Shared Heath to integrate the existing (regional health authority) structure into Shared Health’s mandate, the board felt the input and experience Cloutier brought to the table were incredibly valuable,” Dunlop said in a statement.

Sussman’s departure coincided with the exit of the region’s chief medical officer, Dr. Brock Wright, to lead Shared Health.

Wright’s role has since been filled by Dr. Bruce Roe. (Winnipeg Free Press)


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