Transformation Talk - Five Minute Update

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Transformation Talk - Five Minute Update


When I accepted the position of Interim CEO for the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, I did so knowing the position had an end date. The CEO role for our region will cease to exist and we will transition along with 11 other Regional Health Authorities to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). On December 4 you will have a new CEO. Scott Livingstone and the SHA Leadership team will move forward in the next chapter of this journey.

For my journey, I’m moving forward as the Vice President Integrated Rural Health for the SHA. I feel very fortunate to be offered this role. I am eager to take all that I have learned over the past number of years working for RQHR and support rural health services across the province.

Many RQHR Vice Presidents will take on roles to support the SHA Leadership Team. Our VPs will become Executive Transition Leads as we work through the next phase of this amalgamation journey.

I am proud to have lead RQHR during this short time and I am confident that when the SHA launches on December 4, you and your coworkers will continue to deliver safe, quality health care to the people we serve.

Provincial Transition Team Update

This week the Transition Team provides an update on SHA Senior Leadership recruitment. The update also highlights the transition to operations for the SHA, as the Provincial Transition Team has completed critical administrative work to prepare for launch and will disband on December 1. The SHA Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team will officially begin leading the new organization on December 4. Click here to read the update.

Celebrating Success

On November 15 the Dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Unit was recognized provincially. The team received the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Public Service. Click here to learn more about the substance abuse treatment team and the award they received.

Feedback and Questions

This week’s Transformation Talk message is the last transition message from the RQHR. When the SHA launches on December 4 please watch for updates from the SHA Leadership Team and working groups.

Your feedback is always welcome, both on these messages and on the transformation itself. Please send your comments and questions to

Karen Earnshaw
Interim CEO and Vice President, Integrated Health Services
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region