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.

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Christa Wheeler-Thorne

Executive Director

Moncton Area

Christa Wheeler-Thorne is the Executive Director for Horizon Health Network’s Moncton area, and is responsible for the administration of Horizon’s The Moncton Hospital (TMH) and Sackville Memorial Hospital.

With over 30 years of nursing experience within maternal and child health programs, primarily in paediatrics, Christa moved back to New Brunswick in 2000 after working in Ontario for several health care organizations.

She has been an integral part of Horizon since its inception. She has held vital roles in novel clinic development, quality improvement initiatives, and the construction of a new Maternal Newborn Building at TMH to help better serve both the Moncton community and families from around New Brunswick. As the former Administrative Director of Women and Children’s Health, Breast Health, and Neurological Rehabilitation (Neuro Rehab) Programs at TMH, Christa gained extensive experience in relationship and team building to create an environment that supports creativity and innovation in the delivery of patient care while empowering others.

With specific interest in education and community leadership, she has held clinical instructor positions with the University of New Brunswick’s Faculty of Nursing and has completed graduate studies in Organizational Management.

In her role as Executive Director, Christa continues to provide exceptional care for every patient in Moncton, Sackville and surrounding areas and throughout the province she is proud to call home!