Thursday, February 11, 2010
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority seeks a President and CEO
Covering the western side of the James Bay coastal region in Northeastern Ontario, WAHA was created through the historic Weeneebayko Area Health Integration Framework Agreement, a first of its kind agreement that integrated federal and provincial health services under a First Nations community-controlled organization. WAHA continues to oversee the integration of the James Bay and Weeneebayko General Hospitals that serve the First Nations communities of: Peawanuck, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moose Factory (MoCreebec) and the municipality of Moosonee.
Responsible for a regional population of 11,500 predominately Cree First Nations individuals, the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) represents the qualities and characteristics of the people of James Bay and Hudson Bay. When Integration is complete, it will include a huge part of the Cree culture as it relates to health care in this region - geographically, medically and spiritually. Through partnerships with a number of educational institutions and surrounding health authorities, WAHA will have leading edge health facilities and practices including excellence in TeleHealth. As representatives of the peoples of the Mushkegowuk Territory, WAHA is dedicated to continually enhancing the provision of health care services and promoting healthy lifestyles through a well-planned blend of traditional and modern practices.
WAHA is seeking an experienced and engaging senior healthcare leader who thrives on strategy development and change management. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & Chief Executive Officer will lead and facilitate the integration of the Weeneebayko and James Bay General Hospital