St. Michael’s Health Group has new Board Chair

    (L-R): Mel Snihurowych and Edward Hladunewich

    New Pathway – Ukrainian News, Western Bureau.

    After 15 years as Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Health Group, Ed Hladunewich retired from this important volunteer position effective August 31.

    A strong and dedicated leader of the organization through many changes, restructuring and growth, Hladunewich oversaw several standing committees of the Board as well as the strategic direction and budgeting process for the organization.

    He is passing the torch to Mel Snihurowych, a member of the Board of St. Michael’s for over 25 years.

    During this time and among his many roles, Snihurowych has been on the Audit Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee.

    No stranger to the field of health and medicine, Snihurowych is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Synergy Medical Clinic where he is responsible for the management of the organization, supervision of 42 staff members, and provides support to 37 physicians among many other duties.

    Previous to his current position, Mel was General Manager of the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network and Clinic Administrator of The Allin Clinic in Edmonton. He is involved in several professional and community organizations, and as an avid soccer fan, he has been on the Board of the Southwest United Sports Club since 2007.

    As he reflects on his new role effective September 1, Snihurowych thanked Hladunewich and expressed his vision for the organization.

    “I realize Ed set a high standard for leadership and direction of this important organization. I look forward to working with our Board and management team at St. Michael’s to continue achieving excellence in care while seeking out new and innovative opportunities for growth,” he said.

    “I am pleased to welcome Mel as the new Chair of our Board” states John Kopeck, President & CEO. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in this field and I look forward to working with him as we continue our work of providing innovative quality resident centred care for seniors.”

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