Health PEI announces CEO departure

The Health PEI Board of Directors today announced that CEO Dr. Michael Mayne will depart from the health authority in October to focus on his family and pursue personal and professional interests.

Since 2011 Dr. Mayne has held senior roles in the Island’s health care system, serving as deputy minister of the Department of Health and Wellness from 2011-2016 and CEO of Health PEI since April, 2016. He worked to better support patients and front-line staff, while improving access to programs and services.

Under his leadership, Islanders benefitted from new programs such as the Generic Drug Program, enhanced addictions programming, and better access to primary care.

“After 15 years of public service in senior positions with the federal and provincial governments, and with the support of my family, I have decided that it is time for a change and will be leaving my role as CEO of Health PEI in October," Mayne said. "This decision does not come lightly, and is entirely a personal one. With a young and busy family, it is important to me that I strike a better work-life balance and spend more time with them.

“Public service is a fulfilling experience, and I feel privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to serve in several roles during my career. None have been more rewarding or humbling than the time that I have spent in health as both deputy minister and, most recently, as CEO of Health PEI. I am confident that PEI’s health care system stands on strong footing because of the dedication, passion and commitment of our physicians, nurses and front-line staff. Islanders should take comfort in that.”

“Dr. Mayne has shown strong leadership in his role as CEO, providing an excellent management framework and solid strategic direction to further improve health care services we provide to Islanders,” said Health PEI Board Chair Phyllis Horne. “On behalf of my colleagues on the board, I want to thank Dr. Mayne for his service and contribution to Health PEI, and the health and well-being of Islanders. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

The Health PEI Board will immediately begin the transition and recruitment process for a new CEO.


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