VIHA names new CEO

After an extensive search process, Dr. Brendan Carr has been named as the new President and CEO for the Vancouver Island Health Authority

After an extensive search process, Dr. Brendan Carr has been named as the new President and CEO for the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

According to Board Chair Don Hubbard, “The board is thrilled to have Dr. Carr at the helm of our organization. I have full confidence that Dr. Carr possesses the experience and personal suitability that will allow our organization to ensure that the health and care needs of citizens and the fiscal health or our organization are met now and well into the future. Dr. Carr is an accomplished leader with a track record of success,” said Hubbard.

Dr. Carr has been serving as acting CEO since former president and CEO Howard Waldner retired in May, and will assume this new role immediately.

Dr. Carr joined Vancouver Island Health last year as the executive vice president and chief medical officer. Prior to joining the health authority, Dr. Carr served as vice president of medicine with the Capital District Health Authority in Halifax and as an assistant professor with Dalhousie University.

Dr. Carr holds a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a skilled Emergency Room Physician and advocate for transformation in health care.

“The Vancouver Island Health Authority is an outstanding organization with a positive reputation across the country and around the world,” Dr. Carr said. “Improving the quality of care and examining how we can better integrate care across the health system is a top priority as we move forward.”