New president returns to IHA

The Interior Health Authority’s new president and chief executive officer is no stranger to the organization

The Interior Health Authority’s new president and chief executive officer is no stranger to the organization.

Chris Mazurkewich, who takes on his new duties Oct. 26, was IHA’s chief operating officer from 2002 to 2009.

“With a wealth of Canadian health system experience, a broad skill set, and in-depth knowledge of our health authority, Mr. Mazurkewich is an excellent individual to lead our organization as we build on the quality improvements we have made over the years and establish new successes into the future,” said Erwin Malzer, IHA chairperson.

Mazurkewich spent the last four years at Alberta Health Services, most recently as executive vice-president and chief operating officer.

Earlier this summer, IHA president Robert Halpenny announced his intention to resign to pursue other opportunities. His last day will be Oct. 23.

“Mr. Mazurkewich is joining a health authority with more than 20,000 professional and engaged staff and physicians committed to high-quality care for their patients, clients, and residents – a testament to the work of Dr. Halpenny,” said Malzer.