The Government of British Columbia has appointed Dr. Margaret McGregor, Vi Nguyen and Wendy Au as new board members for Vancouver Coastal Health.
“Vancouver Coastal’s new board members have an impressive range of experience,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “From their work in research to their dedication to community development, we are confident their work on the board will contribute to a strong public health-care system in British Columbia.”
Expertise ranging from social development, health policy and research, and the non-profit world all make the newest members strong additions to the board. “The new members represent a well-rounded social, health and community focus. With these talents, we look forward to them supporting the health of the region,” added Dix.
A health authority board of directors helps ensure that British Columbians receive the best possible care in an efficient, well-managed public health-care system. Boards are responsible for the governance and management of health services in the province. They work with health authority leadership to establish the organization’s overall vision and ensure there is appropriate community consultation. Boards also regularly review the organization's long-term plans, look at significant issues affecting the organization and evaluate results.
Dix thanks previous Vancouver Coastal board members Dr. Kenneth Fung and Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid for their service.
A backgrounder follows.