Health and Community Services
May 24, 2018

Provincial Government Announces New CEO for Labrador-Grenfell Health

Heather Brown has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority.

Effective June 18, 2018, the appointment is for a five-year term. Ms. Brown has approximately 25 years of experience in healthcare across the continuum of care, including community health, rural emergency and acute care services, and long term and complex care. Biographical information for Ms. Brown can be found in the backgrounder below.

Labrador-Grenfell Health provides services to a population just under 37,000 people, covering the communities north of Bartlett’s Harbour on the Northern Peninsula and all of Labrador.

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 external link

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“We welcome Ms. Brown to her new position as CEO of Labrador-Grenfell Health. She will play a valuable role given her executive experience at Central Health and expertise in a number of areas such as community health, rural emergency and acute care services, and long-term and complex care.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to welcome Heather Brown to Labrador-Grenfell Health. I am confident her knowledge and extensive experience in healthcare will be a great asset to the region we serve as well as within our organization.”
Boyd Noel
Chair of the Board of Trustees

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

Amanda Macneil
Labrador Grenfell Health
709-897-3102
amanda.macneil@lghealth.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Biography

Heather Brown
Heather Brown is currently the Vice-President of Rural Health, Long Term Care and Community Health with Central Health. She has approximately 25 years of experience in healthcare across the continuum of care, including community health, rural emergency and acute care services, and long term and complex care. Ms. Brown possesses expertise in executive management, evidence-informed decision making, and rural health planning. Ms. Brown holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Master of Education (Post-Secondary Studies) from Memorial University. She also received an Executive Training in Research Application Fellowship from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

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