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Former hospital CEO takes on leadership role in Alberta

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 17, 2014 - 3:19 PM |
 Vickie Kaminski, former CEO of the Sudbury Regional Hospital, has accepted a new appointment as president and CEO of the Alberta Health Services. File photo.

Vickie Kaminski, former CEO of the Sudbury Regional Hospital, has accepted a new appointment as president and CEO of the Alberta Health Services. File photo.

Vickie Kaminski appointed president and CEO of the Alberta Health Services

Vickie Kaminski, the former CEO of the Sudbury Regional Hospital, has been appointed president and CEO of the Alberta Health Services.

Kaminski was the top executive at the Sudbury Regional Hospital from 2000 to 2009.

Under her leadership the hospital eliminated an operating budget deficit of more than $30 million.

She also negotiated a procurement strategy with the province that helped resume construction at the hospital in the spring of 2007.
In her role, Kaminski was also the subject of criticism when she received a 50-per-cent raise in 2004, with a $342,000 payout that year.

But it was later reported the salary boost was due to a one-time payout from years of vacation time she had accumulated. Her salary dropped to $327,000 by 2007.

In June 2009, Kaminksi accepted an appointment as president and CEO of Eastern Health, the largest integrated health organization in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“When Ms. Kaminski arrived, Eastern Health had a lot of work to do to instill confidence in the quality and safety of care being provided by the organization,” said Michael O’Keefe, chair of Eastern Health's board of trustees, in a release. “Her approach in dealing with issues in an open, transparent and honest way has served the organization well in rebuilding that confidence among not only the people directly served by Eastern Health but indeed right across the province.”

Kaminski will begin her new role in Alberta on June 1, 2014.
 

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