Health and Community Services
October 5, 2018

Provincial Government Announces New CEO for Central Health

Andrée Robichaud has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Central Regional Health Authority.

Effective November 5, 2018, the appointment is for a five-year term. Ms. Robichaud has a broad background in rural and urban health care and government, and brings extensive strategic, operational and policy development experience to her new position.

Biographical information for Ms. Robichaud can be found in the backgrounder below.

The Central Regional Health Authority provides health and community services to approximately 20 per cent of the province’s population. It is the second largest health region and serves a population of approximately 94,000. The geographical area served by Central Health includes 177 communities. The region extends from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, to Baie Verte in the west. Central Health has approximately 3,100 employees, about 106 fee-for-service physicians, and is supported by approximately 700 volunteers and two foundations.

This appointment was recommended through 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.caexternal link icon.

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“Welcome to Ms. Robichaud in her new role as CEO of Central Health. We are confident she will play an integral part in helping the board carry out its work given her expertise and experience in both areas of health care and government. Thank you to outgoing interim CEO Ms. Louise Jones for her service. We wish you all the best.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“I welcome Ms. Robichaud as the new permanent CEO. Ms. Robichaud comes as a highly qualified health administrator with many years of CEO experience having managed varied and diverse health care systems. She brings a wealth of knowledge and strong skills in strategic planning, organizational change and transformational leadership.”
Donald Sturge
Chair, Board of Trustees, Central Health

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Media contacts
Tina Newhook
Health and Community Services
709-729-1377, 728-2837
tinanewhook@gov.nl.ca

Gaitane Villeneuve
Central Health
709-293-0542
gaitane.villeneuve@centralhealth.nl.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Biography for Andrée Robichaud

Andrée Robichaud has extensive experience over the last two decades as a health care executive. Most recently, she was the Interim President and CEO of the Scarborough Rouge Hospital and has served as President and CEO of the Rouge Valley Health System, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, and the Vitalité Santé Regional Health Authority in Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Ms. Robichaud also brings strategic planning and policy development experience as the former Associate Deputy Minister of Health with the Government of New Brunswick.

Ms. Robichaud is an active participant in the community and has chaired the Conference of Federal Provincial Deputy Ministers Advisory Committee on Health Delivery and Health Human Resources. She was also board member on the Atlantic Cancer Research Institute, the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), HealthPro, and Plexxus. In 2013, she was honoured by being appointed to the Medical Council of Canada.

Ms. Robichaud is a graduate of the Université de Moncton, where she earned a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in public administration.

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