New Providence Health Care CEO hails from Britain's National Health Service

Fiona Dalton, a British hospital executive with a good grasp of publicly funded medical systems, will move into the St. Paul’s Hospital executive suite in April, just around the one-year anniversary of a record-setting, $75-million pledge from Jimmy Pattison for the new hospital.

The False Creek Flats hospital redevelopment will likely consume much of Dalton’s time. The many-years-in-the-making business plan for the  $1 billion-plus project was finally submitted to the government last month. 

Dalton is moving to Vancouver from Southampton, England, the city most famously known as the port from which the Titanic started its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912. She succeeds Dianne Doyle as president/CEO of Providence Health Care, a pioneering Catholic-based group with 16 health-care sites. It has its own board, but partners with both Vancouver Coastal Health and the Provincial Health Services Authority.

Pamela Fayerman reports

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