New hospital CEO pulled from EMR

Less than two weeks after former Whitehorse General Hospital CEO Michael Aeberhardt’s contract ended mysteriously, Energy Mines and Resources…

Less than two weeks after former Whitehorse General Hospital CEO Michael Aeberhardt’s contract ended mysteriously, Energy Mines and Resources employee Joe MacGillivray was handed the job.

The sustainable resources deputy minister will take the hospital’s reins on October 1, according to a press release.

Just recently, MacGillivray resigned from his position as vice chair of the Yukon Hospital Corporation’s board of trustees.

“The Board of Trustees is very pleased with the hiring of Joe into this position,” said hospital board chair Craig Tuton in the release.

“We are confident that Joe has the knowledge, skills and experience to move the hospital forward in a positive direction.”

With a master’s degree in public administration, MacGillivray has worked for the Yukon government for the past 17 years, including a stint as director of insured health benefits.

MacGillivray is not commenting on his new position at this time, said Energy, Mines and Resources spokesperson Ron Billingham on Tuesday.

Hospital director of patient services Elvira Knaack is acting CEO in the interim.

Aeberhardt, who came in conflict with hospital staff, was less than one year in to his three-year contract.

Tuton did not return calls by press time. (GK)