CEO David Murray takes on new role at the Northwest Health Alliance as Executive Director

Kai Koivukoski and Sol Mamakwa, co-chairs of the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) are announcing changes in the leadership of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre.David Murray, the current CEO, will be taking on responsibilities with the North West Health Allianceas their new Executive Director effective September 1, 2016. The Alliance is expanding its role as ashared services corporation with the intent to provide a range of shared services to all of the Health Service Providers (HSPs) in the Northwest Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN).

Murray mentioned that “the benefits of working together are significant. It allows providers to standardize their operations and introduce best practices which are key factors in improving quality and outcomes. Also, working together creates better economies of scale. The opportunity to build on the successes we have already achieved will allow the Alliance to improve access to services and help to make our system more sustainable.”

In addition to the role with the NWHA, Murray will remain as the CEO of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre on an interim basis as the board moves forward with the recruitment of a new CEO. He will also have an ongoing relation as part of the senior team at SLMHC providing leadership in the areas of service integration and virtual care for the next few years.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be involved in regional efforts. My time at SLMHC has been the most exciting and informative time of my career. I have learned so much about this area and the people that we serve. I am eager to continue to assist with SLMHC with its growth and evolution as a regional referral centre for northern and First Nations’ health care.”