According to the news, Vickie Kaminski, president and CEO of Eastern Health, has tendered her resignation, effective May 31. She is moving to Alberta.
It has been said the graveyards of the world are filled with the decaying remains of those people once thought to be indispensable and, Lord God, everyone knows doctors and nurses will continue to bury their mistakes.
I guess the headhunters will be called in to find a replacement for grinning George Tilley’s replacement.
In the interest of this place and having nothing to gain personally or financially from what I will propose, may I suggest the premier and cabinet of this province take a good look at the ability and credentials of retired Canadian Army Gen. Rick Hillier?
(1) He knows recruitment and retention of new employees.
(2) He knows the front line and the importance of putting the right people and resources where needed.
(3) He knows of training, training and more training and of promotion on merit alone.
(4) He knows about physical fitness and the need for an active lifestyle as the route to good health.
(5) He is not inclined to pass the buck or to cover his own arse. It would be interesting to hear Hillier’s opinion of a patient (client? How Orwellian!) dying outside of his hospital bed or on the floor of a surgical operating room.
Vickie Kaminski leaves the relatively small Eastern Health for the province-wide health authority serving four million Albertans.
Question: with all the instant communication methods available today, isn’t it about time Newfoundland and Labrador had a single health authority?
So, Premier Tom Marshall (or is it Premier Frank the Second?), Health Minister Susan Sullivan and Education Minister Clyde Jackman, take a look at Rick Hillier to replace Kaminski. It won’t hurt.