Medical Leadership Contract Extensions

March 21, 2016

Please see the below message on behalf of Dr. R. Alan Meakes, EMD, Medical Affairs, Physician Negotiations and Contracts.

Dear Colleagues,

Island Health is nearing the conclusion of an extensive medical leadership review process. This process has involved many of you and has led to a revised Medical Department Structure and a revised Medical Operational Leadership Structure.

The revised structures significantly enhance physician involvement in decision-making, and increase role clarity, support, compensation and equity for medical leadership across our health authority.

To allow adequate time for implementation, we wish to extend current contracts for positions in the department structure for up to 6 months. If this applies to you, you will receive specific instructions next week.

Thank you for your patience with this process and commitment to improving medical care. Please contact Juliet.Rice@viha.ca with any questions or issues.


R. Alan Meakes, MD FRCPC
Executive Medical Director - Medical Affairs
Physician Negotiations and Contracts
Island Health

Last updated March 21, 2016