Providence Health Care President & CEO Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Vancouver, November 21, 2007 — Canada's leading women executives in just about every corner of the business world – from medicine and media to education and energy – are on this year's list of Canada's Top 100 most powerful women, including Providence Health Care President and Chief Executive Officer, Dianne Doyle.
The Top 100 Awards are awarded annually by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) to celebrate the success and extraordinary achievements of women from many walks of life. Under the leadership of WXN, an independent advisory board selected winners in eight categories: Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Public Sector Leaders, Trailblazers & Trendsetters, Champions, Professionals, Future Leaders and Arts & Communications.

Doyle was selected as this year's winner in the Public Sector Leader category. Doyle was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Health Care in September 2006.

She began her career as a staff nurse at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, but since then has worked exclusively in PHC facilities. She was a Head Nurse and Medical Instructor at St. Paul's Hospital and then moved to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital as Vice President Patient Care Services. She became the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Patient Care and Support Services for Mount Saint Joseph in 1995/96 and was then named Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, CHARA Health Care Society.

Doyle is recognized as a champion of Catholic health care provincially and nationally. Currently, she is the Chair of the Catholic Health Association of Canada, a Board member of the BC Health Care Leaders Association, and Vice Chair of both the Catholic Health Association of B.C and the Denominational Health Care Association.

Doyle’s service to the community includes supporting many non-profit groups with her time and expertise. In 2005 she climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in support of the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Doyle has a BSN from the University of Ottawa and an MSN from the University of British Columbia. In 1990 she received a CHA Health Services Management and CHE Certification from the Canadian Council Health Services Executives. In 2002 she received her Fellowship in the Canadian Council Health Services Executives.

Contact: Justin Karasick, PHC Communications, 604-806-8350

Background

About Providence Health Care
Providence Health Care is the largest faith-based health care organization in Canada, operating seven facilities in Vancouver, BC. Providence’s programs and services span the complete continuum of care and meet 30 per cent of the health-care needs for the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Our reputation of having a world-renowned faith-based research and teaching hospital – with highly specialized care and research in such areas as cardiac, renal, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and seniors – makes our organization an essential provincial resource. Providence employs 5,300 dedicated staff, 1,200 committed physicians and researchers and 1,400 generous volunteers. Providence provides care to over 372,000 patients annually. Teaching and research are conducted in affiliation with the University of British Columbia.