Mark Blandford

Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations

Contact: mblandford@providencehealth.bc.ca 

Mark Blandford was appointed Vice President, Seniors Care, Clinical & Operations at Providence Health Care in September 2020.

After completing a Master’s Degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University, Mark’s leadership roles have included Director of Development at the non-profit Beacon Community Services, as well as senior management roles in VIHA’s Residential Care, Seniors Health and Home & Community Care programs.

In 2016, he was appointed the Director of Clinical Operations at Victoria General Hospital and subsequently became the Executive Director for Seniors Health and Primary Care. In early 2014, Mark was appointed as Deputy Seniors Advocate with the newly created provincial Office of the Seniors Advocate for British Columbia. In his most recent role, Mark has been VIHA’s strategic lead for the long-term care (LTC) COVID-19 response for all 6,000 beds of the VIHA LTC and assisted living portfolio. In addition, Mark’s role has been to lead VIHA’s seniors care and community care strategy and its Palliative and End of Life program.