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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Jennifer Sheils

Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VP CIO)

Jennifer Sheils is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VP CIO) for Horizon Health Network. She is responsible for Information Management Technology and Telecommunications strategy, prioritization, and investment across Horizon. Jennifer joined Horizon in 2017 following a 20-plus year career in the Information and Communications Technology Industry, where she was primarily responsible for IT services delivery and optimization for the health care sector in New Brunswick. She brings valuable experience in technology planning and strategy, governance, service delivery and relationship management. She leads Horizon’s Health Information Management portfolio, with a focus to support broader adoption of electronic medical records, and leads the team that is responsible for Horizon’s patient health records, admitting and registration. She is also responsible for telehealth and virtual care services, which supports clinical programs and operations through video and other technologies. Jennifer is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, sits on the Advisory Committee for Digital Health Canada Atlantic Chapter, and is a graduate of Mount Allison University.