Health PEI

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Health PEI
TypeHealth Care
FoundedJuly 6, 2010
Founder Government of Prince Edward Island
Headquarters Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Area served
Prince Edward Island
Key people
Donna Murnaghan, Ph.D, Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Dr. Richard Wedge, Chief Executive Officer
Number of employees
3,730 (2012)

Health PEI is the single health authority for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. It delivers medical care on behalf of the Government of Prince Edward Island's Department of Health and Wellness and is governed by a board of directors appointed by the Minister of Health and Wellness.


Health PEI is headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and operates hospitals, health centres, and nursing home facilities throughout the province while providing a variety of programs and services.


Health PEI was established by the provincial government following Royal Assent of the Health Services Act on April 1, 2010. Health PEI began operations on July 6, 2010 with the transfer of all operational health care services from the Department of Health and Wellness. An earlier November 8, 2005 reorganization by the provincial government saw the following health authorities dissolved and transferred to the then-named Department of Health: East Prince Health Region; West Prince Health Region; Kings Health Region; and Queens Health Region.

Board of directors

Health PEI is governed by an 11-member, competency-based board of directors appointed by the Minister of Health and Wellness. The board meets monthly at locations throughout the province while committees and task groups meet regularly between board meetings. Board members are Dr. Donna Murnaghan, Ph.D (chair); Gordon MacKay (vice chair); Dr. Marvin Clark, MD; Kenneth Ezeard, CA; Phyllis Horne; Rhonda Smallman; Denis Marantz; James T. Revell, LLB; Dr. Kinsey Smith, MD; Sandra Gaudet; and Peter Doucette. As part of their role in managing the affairs of Health PEI, they employ the Chief Executive Officer. Board committees are: Quality and Safety; Compliance and Monitoring; Public Engagement; and Policy.

'One Island Health System'

Following the release of a 2008 report by Corpus Sanchez International titled "A Call to Action: A Plan for Change," work began to integrate Prince Edward Island's health services. Initiatives were begun such as:


Health PEI operates the following facilities:

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