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Retiring IH board member honoured


Interior Health would like to express its appreciation to long-standing Board Director Glenn Sutherland, who retired from the Board when his term expired on March 31.

“Glenn has been a part of our Board for nine years, showing a tremendous commitment to health care for our region,” says Board Chair Norman Embree. “On behalf of the Board, I would like to acknowledge the dedication he brought to Interior Health throughout his tenure.”

The Board of Directors functions as the governing body for Interior Health, providing oversight on the organization’s strategic direction to the Senior Executive Team, which is responsible for day-to-day operations. Board members are appointed by the Province of British Columbia.

“Glenn brought a strong governance, business and rural perspective and passionate voice to the Board for almost a decade. I’d like to wish him well in his future pursuits,” says Dr. Robert Halpenny, CEO and President of Interior Health.

Sutherland accepted a position on the IH Board in March of 2005. He made an important contribution over the years, both as a director and in chairing the Board’s Audit and Finance, Human Resources and Governance committees. His role with the board also gave him the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chair of the Health Employers Association of BC, and served as a Trustee on Healthcare Benefit Trust.

“From the executive team to the front lines, everyone is really focused on doing the best thing for everyone at Interior Health,” says Sutherland. “Seeing people at all levels supporting patients and each other is touching, and it really made the whole experience incredibly rewarding.”

Interior Health’s Board consists of nine Directors appointed by the Minister of Health through a process established by the government’s Board Resourcing and Development Office.

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