Nota Bene June 26, 2018

New CEO ‘missioned’ for Providence Health Care

By Agnieszka Ruck

New Providence Health Care CEO Fiona Dalton receives an icon during her missioning ceremony June 11. (Photos by Camera One Photography)

A new CEO has taken up leadership of Providence Health Care and its health-care services spread across eight sites in Vancouver.

Fiona Dalton, who has 23 years of experience in health care administration in England, was “missioned” at a small ceremony at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre’s chapel June 11.

“As CEO and president in our faith-based Catholic health system, I have every confidence that you will carry forward the vision that founded Providence and continues to shape its mission today,” Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, said at the ceremony.

“We are all so pleased and thankful that we have found such a leader in you. On behalf of all of us here - and the countless others who are part of the Providence family - I wish you well and God's blessing as our leader.”

She received from him a blessing and an icon of the Trinity.

At an annual general meeting one week later, she thanked Providence staff and board members for their warm welcome to Vancouver and the work they do in health care.

“It was about nine months ago that I sat at an airport in London with a one-way ticket to Vancouver and thought:  What on earth am I doing?’ There has not been a single moment when I've regretted that decision.”

Dalton replaces retired Providence CEO Dianne Doyle.