The announcement was made this morning by Health Minister Jim Reiter.
“Dr. Smith is highly respected as a medical educator and health care administrator with extensive experience in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia,” Reiter said in a government news release. “His unique perspective is a valuable addition to the 10 member board as it helps guide the formation of the Saskatchewan Health Authority.”
The Saskatchewan Health Authority Board is currently acting in an advisory capacity to help guide the transition from 12 Regional Health Authorities (RHAs) to a single provincial health authority. During the transition period, the current RHA boards remain in place to govern RHA operations.