The Alberta Health Services (AHS) Board was re-introduced on October 23, 2015. Linda Hughes has been appointed as the Board Chair, with Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn as Vice Chair.
The Board members include: David Carpenter, Glenda Yeates, Marliss Taylor, Richard Dicerni and Drumheller criminal defense lawyer Hugh D. Sommerville.
The board is responsible for the governance of AHS, working in partnership with Alberta Health to ensure all Albertans have access to high quality health services across the province. The Board is accountable to the Minster of Health.
CEO and President of AHS, Vickie Kaminski, made a statement Friday morning on the appointment of a board for the organization.
“I’d like to personally welcome all the board members to Alberta Health Services. Together, we will continue to focus on delivering Albertans the high quality care they deserve,” she said in a press release.
AHS is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.