The man in charge of healthcare delivery Northern Health’s most populous region is leaving the organization.
Michael McMillan, NH Chief Operating Officer of the Northern Interior Area has been appointed the new President and CEO of the Health Employers Association of BC effective August 15th 2016.
McMillan also oversees pharmacy services for all of Northern Health and serves on the board of the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre and advisory board for the Executive MBA in Health at the Sauder School of Business.
McMillan has been based in Prince George since 1998 and in his current role since 2003.
In his new role, he will head up the group which represents more than 230 publicly funded healthcare employers across BC, also acting as their main bargaining agent. HEABC negotiates five major provincial agreements covering more than 115,000 unionized health care employees.
“Over the past 10 years I have had the opportunity to work closely with HEABC staff members and have always been impressed with their skill and commitment,” said McMillan in a statement “With a new strategic plan and long-term collective agreements in place in all sectors, HEABC is positioned to play an increasingly important role in health system workforce planning. I am honoured to take on this leadership role with HEABC at this critical time and look forward to working closely with health system partners to improve the planning, management and support for health human resources in BC, with the goal of supporting a high quality, sustainable health system.”
The HEABC is headquartered in Vancouver.