Alberta Health Services (AHS) is responsible for delivering health services to more than 4.4 million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.
The AHS Board is accountable to the Minister of Health and the Premier of Alberta and is appointed by the Minister of Health in accordance with the Regional Health Authorities Act (Alberta). The AHS Board fulfills their governance role by overseeing and providing direction to the AHS President & Chief Executive Officer or their designate with regards to the conduct of the business of AHS.
On November 8, 2023, Dr. Lyle Oberg (view bio) was appointed AHS Executive Board Chair.
Additional AHS board members include:
- Sandy Edmonstone (Vice-Chair)
- Cynthia Farmer
- Angela Fong
- Paul George Haggis
- Evan Romanow
- Andre Tremblay
On November 16, 2023, Sean Chilton was named interim AHS President and CEO.
As of November 30, 2023 additional executive team members include:
- Kerry Bales, Chief Program Officer, Provincial Addiction & Mental Health & Correctional Health Services
- Karen Horon, Vice President, Cancer Care Alberta & Clinical Support Services
- Dr. Sid Viner, Vice President & Medical Director, Clinical Operations
- Ronda White, Chief Audit Executive, Internal Audit & Enterprise Risk Management
- Susan McGillivray, Interim Vice President, People & Health Professions
- Natalie McMurtry, Interim Vice President, Provincial Clinical Excellence
- Andrea Beckwith-Ferraton, Interim General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
- Dr. Peter Jamieson, Interim Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer
- Mike Lam, Acting Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
- Lori Anderson, Acting Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Operating Officer
- Holly Budd, Acting Senior Program Officer, Community Engagement & Communications
AHS is working to urgently address four key priorities. They are:
- Improving emergency medical services (EMS) response times
- Decreasing emergency department wait times.
- Reducing surgery wait times.
- Improving patient flow and continuity of care.
AHS continues to work on improving local decision-making and ensuring local teams and sites are supported in providing the best possible care to Albertans.