WINNIPEG- St. Boniface Hospital named their new president and CEO on Tuesday.
Dr. Bruce Roe was officially given the title after acting as the president and CEO for almost a year.
“It means that I have a tremendous opportunity to lead 4,000 staff and physicians at St. Boniface Hospital who come to work every day trying to deliver the highest quality and most compassionate care,” said Roe. “So it’s a tremendous honour and a privilege.”
Roe had served as the hospital’s chief medical officer and executive director of clinical programs since 2005.
He added that the aging Canadian population will be one of the challenges that he and his staff face.
“We know that we have more patients, more elderly patients with more complex medical problems coming to us every day for care,” said Roe. “And so we will have to find better ways to deliver that care, more efficient ways to deliver that care, safer ways to deliver that care.”
Roe is a member of the University of Manitoba’s medical faculty. He has also worked in the Unites States.