Statements on the departure of Health PEI CEO Dr. Michael Mayne
Health PEI CEO Dr. Michael Mayne will step down from his position in October, leaving the organization on a strong footing and with a continued focus on quality services and patient safety.
“Michael has been a tremendous asset for Health PEI and our health care system,” Premier Wade MacLauchlan said. “With more 5,000 staff, physicians, and volunteers, Dr. Mayne has shown leadership in ensuring a strong foundation upon which to deliver and manage safe, quality and effective health care services. His knowledge and expertise will most certainly be missed, and we wish him well in his personal and professional pursuits.”
After studying and working in regions across the country for several years, Dr. Mayne returned to Prince Edward Island in 2003 as the founding director of research for the National Research Council of Canada’s Institute of Nutrisciences and Health. He later joined the provincial government as deputy minister of Economic Development and Innovation, and in 2011 he was appointed deputy minister of Health and Wellness. On April 1, 2016 he was appointed CEO for Health PEI.
“It has been a pleasure working with Michael,” Health and Wellness Minister Robert Henderson said. “Through his leadership we have made significant improvements in providing high quality care that is focused on better health outcomes of Islanders. I want to thank him for his hard work and dedication.
“I also want to recognize and thank the Health PEI Board of Directors for their work during Michael’s tenure. I know that the Board will be working diligently during this time of transition as they seek a new CEO to lead the organization.”