Today is officially my first day as President and CEO of Fraser Health, and I’m glad to be here with you.
I have heard many good things about the work that all of you do here, and the commitment you have to providing quality care to our patients, clients and residents. That is our priority, and I am pleased to start a new year in step with that focus you already have.
Many of you will be aware I have been involved in health care in BC for a long time. I am familiar with the challenges in the health system, and know we will need to continue to work through those. But the system is full of knowledgeable, caring and committed people, and I am anticipating working together with you to find opportunities to make us even better together.
There is a lot of work for me to do as I get to know the organization. I am planning to visit our sites regularly and hope to meet many of you soon.
And I know there are a lot of people waiting to know more about my vision for Fraser Health. I have a lot of respect for the work you do here every day. My vision for us right now is very simply to make sure that our decisions are based on improving health outcomes and providing better experiences for the people we care for. A lot of this will build on work currently underway in support of the Strategic and Operational Plan as well as the Ministry of Health’s Strategic Plan.
I hope to be in touch with you regularly and, in order to do so, I have posted this message on a blog at http://fhpulse/sites/FromTheHeart/default.aspx I intend to keep up-to-date. I welcome your comments.
President and Chief Executive Officer