The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has appointed Andrée Robichaud as the new chief executive officer of the Central Regional Health Authority effective November 5, 2018. The appointment is for a five-year term.
Robichaud has a broad background in rural and urban health care and government, and brings extensive strategic, operational, and policy development experience to her new position. Most recently, she was the interim president and CEO of the Scarborough Rouge Hospital and has served as president and CEO of the Rouge Valley Health System, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, and the Vitalité Santé Regional Health Authority in Bathurst, New Brunswick.
“I welcome Ms. Robichaud as the new permanent CEO,” said Donald Sturge, chair of the board of trustees for Central Health. “Ms. Robichaud comes as a highly qualified health administrator with many years of CEO experience having managed varied and diverse health care systems. She brings a wealth of knowledge and strong skills in strategic planning, organizational change and transformational leadership.”
The Central Regional Health Authority provides health and community services to approximately 20 per cent of the province’s population. It is the second largest health region and serves a population of approximately 94,000. The geographical area served by Central Health includes 177 communities. The region extends from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, to Baie Verte in the west. Central Health has approximately 3,100 employees, about 106 fee-for-service physicians, and is supported by approximately 700 volunteers and two foundations.
“Welcome to Ms. Robichaud in her new role as CEO of Central Health. We are confident she will play an integral part in helping the board carry out its work given her expertise and experience in both areas of health care and government,” said John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services. “Thank you to outgoing interim CEO Ms. Louise Jones for her service. We wish you all the best.”