Health and Community Services
May 24, 2018

Provincial Government Announces New CEO for Western Health

Cynthia Davis has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Western Regional Health Authority.

Effective June 1, 2018, the appointment is for a five-year term. Ms. Davis has approximately 20 years of experience in healthcare including community nursing and working in large academic teaching facilities and university affiliated community hospitals. Biographical information for Ms. Davis can be found in the backgrounder below.

The Western Regional Health Authority provides a range of programs and services to a population of approximately 78,000 people in Western Newfoundland.

This appointment was recommended though the merit-based Independent Appointments Commission. Members of the public interested in opportunities to serve on provincial agencies, boards and commissions are encouraged to complete an application at www.iacnl.ca.

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“We welcome Ms. Davis to her new role as CEO of Western Health. We are confident that her skills and expertise will enable her to play a valuable role in helping the Board of Trustees carry out their work. We thank outgoing CEO Dr. Susan Gillam for her service and wish her all the best.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we welcome Ms. Davis into her new role and thank Dr. Susan Gillam as outgoing CEO for her dedication and service to the organization. The appointment of Ms. Davis as CEO is an exciting and important milestone for Western Health. Ms. Davis’ leadership skills and experience will be of great value to the organization moving forward.”
Bryson Webb
Chair of Western Health’s Board of Trustees of the Western Regional Health Authority

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Media contacts
Emily Timmins
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 693-1292
EmilyTimmins@gov.nl.ca

Tara J. Pye
Western Health
709-784-5252
tarajpye@westernhealth.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Biography

Cynthia Davis
Cynthia Davis is currently the Vice-President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer with Western Health. She has approximately 20 years of experience in healthcare including community nursing and working in large academic teaching facilities and university affiliated community hospitals in Ontario. Ms. Davis possesses expertise in transformational change, quality and safety, and clinical expertise. Ms. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from Dalhousie University, and a Master of Science from the University of Toronto. She is also enrolled in the PhD Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the University of New Brunswick.

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