Kathy MacNeil

Kathy MacNeil

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice-President, Quality, Safety & Experience

Kathy MacNeil has been named Island Health’s Interim President and CEO effective July 15, 2017. Kathy provides strategic leadership to enhance patient experience, advance clinical quality, and promote employee and physician engagement in order to achieve excellence in health and care.

Kathy served Island Health as Executive Vice President, Quality Safety and Experience from 2015 to July 2017. In this role Kathy engaged patients and families as partners in health and care alongside volunteers, employees and physicians to achieve superior clinical quality, service excellence; and fostered a patient and family centred culture that promoted learning and collaboration, and rewarded courageous innovation.

Kathy’s EVP role encompasses responsibility and accountability for Quality and Safety, Patient and Employee Experience, Occupational Health & Safety, Professional Practice, and Learning and Organizational Development in Island Health.

As an experienced healthcare executive with 30 years of progressive leadership experience, Kathy came to Island Health from the Capital Health Region in Halifax where she has served as the Vice-President of People since 2008.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Leadership (Health Specialization) from Royal Roads University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS. She is also a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

To contact Kathy please call her Executive Assistant, Lisa James at 250.370.8692 or e-mail: CEOExecutiveAssistant@viha.ca.