Alberta Health Services names Vickie Kaminski as CEO

Alberta Health Services has a new face at the helm.

  • Mar. 20, 2014 6:00 p.m.

Alberta Health Services has a new face at the helm.

On March 14, Vickie Kaminski was announced as the new CEO of Alberta Health Services. Kaminski said she is excited to join AHS and looks forward to building on what it has achieved.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to further strengthen relationship with key stakeholders in Alberta and to create a health care system that is open and responsive to all Albertans,” said Kaminski in a release.

Dr. John Cowell, offi cial administrator for AHS, said the organization is happy to have found such an excellent leader.

“Ms. Kaminski demonstrates a vision for health care that is aligned with our commitment to providing Albertans with high quality care,” said Cowell in a release.

“We are pleased to fi nd an excellent Canadian leader. We are looking forward to her arrival.”

Cowell went on to say that Kaminski demonstrates a values-driven commitment to health care that is aligned with the core goals of AHS.

Native to Sudbury, Ontario, Kaminski is a registered nurse who graduated at Laurentian University and holds an MBA from Northwestern University in Chicago and York University in Toronto.

In addition to her new role as the CEO of AHS, Kaminski participates in various committees on local, regional and national levels. Currently, she is the chair for the Centre for Health System Design and Management with the Conference Board of Canada, a member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information Strategic Analytic Committee and is the Canadian Nurses Association Commissioner on the National Expert Commission of the Future of Health Care.

Previous to being named Alberta Health Services new CEO, Kaminski was president and CEO at the Eastern Regional Health Authority in Newfoundland and Labrador and prior to that was president and CEO at Sudbury Regional Hospital.

Altogether, Kaminski has more than 35 years of experience within the Canadian health care system.

Kaminski has agreed to a three-year term as CEO of AHS. She will be receiving an annual salary of $540,000.

-Vossen