New Board Chair and directors announced for patient safety

Top-notch talent set to lead patient safety in Canada

EDMONTON, Feb. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is pleased to announce that Susan Mumme has been appointed as the new Chair for CPSI's Board of Directors.

Susan will be joined by five new members around the CPSI board table:. Alberta Health Services CEO Vickie Kaminski, Health PEI CEO Dr. Richard Wedge, BC Ministry of Health Assistant Deputy Minister Doug Hughes, Yukon Department of Health and Social Services Assistant Deputy Minister Cathy Morton-Bielz, and College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Registrar Ronald Guse.

"On behalf of everyone at CPSI, I'd like to welcome Susan as Board Chair and the newest additions to our Board of Directors," says Maura Davies, Acting CEO of CPSI. "We're thrilled to have attracted such talented professionals and look forward to the passion and energy they'll bring to our organization."

"Having worked closely with Susan in the past, I am confident that she has the skills to lead CPSI into the future," says Maura. "It is truly an exciting time for the organization and patient safety in Canada."

Susan brings extensive experience in healthcare as a frontline caregiver, leader of clinical programs and support services and as a quality leader and senior executive with Alberta Health Services. She has also worked extensively on the integration of health services at both the regional and provincial level. She has a passion for continuous improvement in service delivery and quality and safety of patient care. Prior to this appointment, she served as vice-chair of CPSI's Board of Directors.

"I'm honoured to be given the opportunity to not only continue to work with CPSI, but to take on a much larger role as Board Chair," says Susan. "The safety and quality of the Canadian healthcare system are paramount and CPSI is well-positioned to work with our partners to ensure Canadians receive the safest care in the world. "

"Welcome to our other new board members; Vickie, Richard, Doug, Cathy and Ronald. I look forward to working with each and every one of you as we continue to build on the tremendous momentum CPSI has generated in recent years," Susan says. "I'd also like to extend my sincere thanks to outgoing Board Chair Catherine Gaulton, who will continue on the board as Past Chair."

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) was established in 2003 as an independent not-for-profit corporation, operating collaboratively with health professionals and organizations, regulatory bodies and governments to build and advance a safer healthcare system for Canada. The Canadian Patient Safety Institute would like to acknowledge funding support from Health Canada. The views expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada.

SOURCE Canadian Patient Safety Institute

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Cecilia Bloxom, Director of Communications, (780) 700-8642,


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