Board Chair Erwin Malzer (left) congratulating Chris Mazurkewich on his appointment as the new CEO of Interior Health
In his new role as CEO of Interior Health, Chris Mazurkewich is “making the rounds”, visiting the communities that are in his jurisdiction. He made Princeton one of his first visits this past Tuesday, November 23rd. Edward Staples, SOHC President, attended one of the information gathering meetings, congratulating the CEO on his appointment and welcoming him to Princeton on behalf of the SOHC membership.
Staples had an opportunity to make a presentation that included a brief history of SOHC’s involvement in health care issues over the past three and a half years. He emphasized the collaborative relationship that has developed between IH and our community, recognizing the leadership provided by Susan Brown, CIHS Administrator for Princeton. He also indicated that the main health care concern that Princeton and Area residents face is one of access, specifically relating to transportation issues and availability of practitioners.
IH Board Chair, Erwin Malzer, thanked everyone for participating in the meeting and acknowledged the progress that our community has made in improving our health care model, calling Princeton the “poster child” of rural communities in Interior Health.