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Dr. Phillip Fourie announced as deputy chief medical officer at SHA

Dr. Susan Shaw, chief medical officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority distributed this announcement of Dr. Phillip Fourie as the deputy chief medical officer of the Saskatchewan Health Authority on Jan. 9, 2017:

I am very pleased to announce that Dr. Phillip Fourie has accepted the role of deputy chief medical officer with the Saskatchewan Health Authority effective January 8, 2018. Dr. Fourie brings to this position a wealth of experience, expertise and productive relationships across Saskatchewan. He has been a practising family physician for the past 19 years. For the past four years Dr. Fourie has served as vice president of medical affairs and senior medical officer with the former Sunrise Health Region in Yorkton, where he will continue to practise and reside. He has also served as president of the Saskatchewan Medical Association.

Dr. Fourie earned his medical degree and diploma in anaesthesia, and has since furthered his education in health system quality improvement at Intermountain Health Care. He is coach and faculty with the Saskatchewan Clinical Quality Improvement Program for physicians.

As deputy chief medical officer, Dr. Fourie will provide leadership and direction to the practitioner staff across the province. He will have a strong focus on supporting clinical excellence through the establishment and management of processes for privileging, credentialing, discipline, complaints and bylaw revisions as they relate to Saskatchewan’s practitioner staff. Dr. Fourie and I recognize this work as essential for the authority to build an integrated health care system that partners with all team members including our patients and their families.

I remain grateful for the ongoing support from our senior medical officers and their practitioner staff affairs teams across the province and ask that we continue to work together to innovate in ways that enhance health care. Dr. Fourie and I will continue to work with the SMOs to build a shared vision and transition plan that supports the system and each other throughout this journey.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Fourie on his new position.

Susan Shaw, MD, FRCPC
Chief Medical Officer, Saskatchewan Health Authority

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