University of Calgary

Alberta Health Services

December 10, 2010

A familiar face is at the helm of Alberta Health Services

By Wendy Beauchesne

Dr. Chris EagleDr. Chris EagleA familiar face is at the helm of Alberta Health Services (AHS). Dr. Chris Eagle was named acting president and CEO of by the board on Nov. 24.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than 3.7 million adults and children living in Alberta.

In addition to his responsibilities as acting president and CEO, Eagle is a professor at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine in the anaesthesia and community health sciences departments. Eagle graduated from the U of C in 1977.

In his current role Eagle says Alberta Health Services is committed to delivering quality health care to Albertans: “Our mission has not, and will not, change. We are committed to succeeding in our goals to provide patient-focused, safe and quality care.”

Dr. Eagle has had a long career in healthcare administration. In the former Calgary Health Region he served as president and chief operating officer, executive VP and chief clinical officer, VP and chief information officer, associate chief medical officer and executive director of the Foothills Medical Centre. He also served as head of the anesthesia department and assistant dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. In addition, he served as Chair of the Specialty Committee of Anesthesia, Chief Examiner in Anesthesia, and Examiner in Anesthesia for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Eagle has served as a board member on a number of health organizations. He was on the inaugural board for the Health Quality Council of Alberta and currently serves on the Board of the Canadian Institute of Health Information.

Dr. Eagle is also currently a professor with the University of Alberta and holds an adjunct appointment at the University of Victoria.

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