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New St. Joseph's Hospital CEO in Comox has Island roots
A new president and CEO has been appointed at St. Joseph's General Hospital.
The Bishop of Victoria and the Board of St Joseph’s General Hospital announced Monday that Jane Murphy has been appointed to the position of president and CEO, effective Sept. 1.
Murphy will replace Michael Pontus, who is retiring this Friday after 21 years of dedicated service at the hospital.
Murphy started her career as a nurse, and she holds a masters degree in Health Services Planning and Administration from UBC.
She has worked extensively in the B.C. health system in senior leadership positions, including chief operating officer/vice-president of clinical services at Langley Memorial Hospital and vice-president of Strategic Initiatives with the South Fraser Health Region.
More recently, Murphy has spent some years in Texas and has held senior leadership roles at both the Driscoll Children’s Hospital and the CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Tex.
Murphy was raised in Campbell River and has a long-term commitment and connection to Vancouver Island. She is delighted to be returning to the Island and is excited to be able to return to B.C. health care in this challenging leadership opportunity.
In accordance with the management agreement between Glacier View Lodge and St. Joseph’s, Murphy will be appointed as the new CEO for Glacier View Lodge. She will also join the board of the Cumberland Regional Hospital Laundry Society as secretary treasurer.
In her role as president and CEO of St. Joseph’s, Murphy will also assume national and provincial membership on the boards of the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada and the Denominational Health Association of BC.
— St. Joseph's General Hospital