Northern Health names new senior leader for the Northeast Health Service Delivery Area

Northern Health CEO Malcolm Maxwell has appointed a local health leader as the new chief operating officer (COO) for the Northeast Health Services Delivery Area. Lee Hall will assume the role effective December 1, 2006.

“Our COOs are the most senior leaders for health services in a given geographic area,” said Maxwell. “Lee’s responsibilities will include leading and directing health care services for Northern Health in communities across the Northeast, including facilities in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St.

John, Fort Nelson, Hudson’s Hope, Pouce Coupe and Tumbler Ridge. She will also be our key liaison with local governments and health partners in the area.”

Lee Hall is an experienced health care leader. She holds a masters degree in health studies from Athabasca University and is a licensed physiotherapist in BC.

Ms. Hall has held clinical and management roles throughout BC and Saskatchewan for over two decades. Prior to joining Northern Health, she was the regional director of Community Health/Therapies in the Prairie North Health Region in Saskatchewan. Additionally, Lee has also served with the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation as both a national and international surveyor.

For the past two years, Lee has been the health services administrator for the North Peace and Liard region in the Northeast HSDA. She is also Northern Health’s professional practice lead for rehabilitation.

“I’m pleased and excited to be assuming this new role,” said Hall. “I look forward to working with health care professionals, elected officials, and health advocates throughout the Northeast.”

Ms. Hall replaces Larry Tokarchuk who retired as Chief Operating Officer at the end of September 2006. Ms. Hall will continue to live and work in Fort St. John.