Fraser Health has developed a three year plan to guide us into the future. Their goals are to improve patient outcomes and guide us in making their operations more sustainable, providing concrete actions to help move our health authority into the future.Guest Speakers:
President & CEO
Michael Marchbank leads the overall management and delivery of health programs and services in one of the largest and fastest-growing health networks in Canada, overseeing acute care hospitals as well as community-based residential care, home health, mental health services, public health services and chronic disease management.
Michael Marchbank joined Fraser Health as President and CEO on January 2, 2015. Prior to that Michael was the President and CEO of Health Employers Association of B.C. He has an extensive breadth of knowledge and experience gained through increasingly senior positions in health care. Michael has held the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Provincial Health Services Authority which he assumed after serving as the Executive Vice-President of Provincial Health Services Authority. Prior to the consolidation and establishment of the six provincial health authorities, Michael held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer, and subsequently served as President and CEO of the Fraser Valley Health Region. From 1992 to 1997, Michael was Vice-President, Corporate Services for Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Karen Matty is the president of Matsqui Developments Co. Ltd., a second-generation family business in the lumber and real estate industries. In 2011, Ms. Matty received the Order of Abbotsford for bringing distinction to the City of Abbotsford in a broad range of endeavors.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Matty earned an associate degree in nursing from the Eastern Washington State University and served as the head nurse of the pediatric ward for Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake.
She has served as a member of the Abbotsford Foundation, the Abbotsford Economic Development Board, the Abbotsford Airport Authority and the Abbotsford Police Board. She received an Outstanding Business Award from the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce.