Emergency Departments at Horizon’s regional hospitals are extremely short staffed this weekend and priority will be given to trauma and critical care patients. Patients with non-urgent medical issues may experience long wait times.


Brenda Kinney

Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Brenda Kinney is Horizon’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Brenda joined Horizon in 2009 as Director of Nursing Professional Practice and after four years moved to the role of Regional Director of Nursing Practice. Later in 2013 she moved into the role of Executive Director of the Saint John area for Horizon. Brenda is a highly-experienced and well-known nurse leader in New Brunswick. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in Saint John, shifting quickly into a nursing supervisor role. While pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing, Brenda undertook the role of clinical coordinator for Extra-Mural and was then promoted to the manager for the Eastern Charlotte Extra-Mural Program and the Deer Island Health Centre where she worked for 13 years. After receiving her Master of Nursing in 2006, she served in several progressively responsible roles including project facilitator for Bridging Relationships Across Interprofessional Domains. Brenda has been a long-time supporter of nursing in New Brunswick and has served on numerous advisory committees and boards. She was president-elect of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick from 2013-2015, and president of the Nurses Association of New Brunswick as well as member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Nurses Association from 2015-2017.