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Dr. Verna Yiu appointed president, CEO of Alberta Health Services for five years

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Dr. Verna Yiu has been named president and CEO of the organization that delivers health services to Albertans.

Yiu was appointed to the top job at Alberta Health Services in December on an interim basis after former CEO Vicki Kaminski resigned.

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Linda Hughes, chairwoman of the Alberta Health Services Board, says Yiu is an outstanding leader and will assume the full job on June 3.

Yiu’s appointment is for five years with an annual salary of $573,841.

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman the hiring of Yiu is an important component to the province’s aim of ensuring Albertans get the best care possible.

“Achieving this goal requires strong leaders who are committed to working together to ensure we have a stable health system that remains on solid fiscal footing for years to come,” Hoffman said. “Dr. Yiu has proven herself [as] such a leader.”
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Before her appointment as interim president and CEO, Yiu was the vice-president of quality and chief medical officer at AHS.

Alberta Health Services has a budget this year of $14.3 billion.

With files from Global News

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