Former city manager Penny Ballem appointed to chair Vancouver Coastal Health (PHC)

A familiar face to Vancouver city-hall watchers will play a significant role in health care in the region.

Today, Adrian Dix announced that former city manager Dr. Penny Ballem is the new chair of the Vancouver Coastal Health board of directors.

It also partners with Providence Health Care, which operates St. Paul's Hospital, Mount Sant Joseph's Hospital, and Holy Family Hospital, as well as other facilities.

Charlie Smith reports.

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