The Board of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) today confirmed the appointment of Benoit Morin as the organization’s new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective February 3, 2020.
“It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to Benoit Morin as he takes his place at the helm of the PHSA,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “Mr. Morin’s depth of experience and the strong leadership roles he demonstrated during his time with the Montreal West Island health care system and the Canadian Institute for Health Research make him well-prepared to continue the legacy of innovation that the Provincial Health Services Authority is known for.”
Mr. Morin is a senior executive leader with more than 20 years’ experience working in health care, academia and research. He brings with him a rich and diverse formal education: He holds an executive MBA from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. in health ethics and law from the University of Toronto, has a CPA designation (Certified Professional Accountant) and is trained in mindful leadership.
His leadership experience includes several years spent transforming the Montreal West Island health care system as President & CEO and contributing to the overarching Quebec-based 2015-2018 health care reform. Mr. Morin also played a significant role in shaping the transformation-focused mandates of other health care-related organizations, including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Toronto University Health Network, and created a new, proactive research support management model while serving with Concordia University.
“In Benoit Morin, we are confident we have found a leader who exemplifies the values of PHSA, including respect, compassion, innovation, partnerships and serving with purpose,” said Tim Manning, Board Chair, PHSA. “Benoit is recognized as a highly effective relationship-builder, one who can collaborate with multiple stakeholders and achieve meaningful, lasting outcomes.
“These talents, paired with Benoit’s considerable experience across leadership, operations and research, his stellar communication skills, and his past successes in improving patient care pathways, will be tremendous assets as PHSA takes on an increasingly significant role in working with the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities to create a more seamless system of care for all British Columbians.”
Mr. Morin is frequently described as a humanist leader with talent for building strong, highly engaged teams. While new to B.C., Mr. Morin is experienced in navigating the challenges related to health care administration, including transformation, consolidation and service integration, and creating space for innovation through both technology and authentic human connection.
Benoit Morin replaces outgoing PHSA President & CEO Carl Roy, who retires on February 7, 2020, after more than 40 years of service to the health care community in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.
The Provincial Health Services Authority plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty health care services across BC, working with the five regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority and the Ministry of Health to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. For more information, visit www.phsa.ca or follow us @PHSAofBC.
Note to media: Benoit Morin will not be available for media interviews until the week of February 10, 2020.
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