Horizon Board of Directors welcomes the announcement of Dr. John Dornan as President and CEO of Horizon Health Network

SAINT JOHN – The Board of Directors for Horizon Health Network are pleased with the announcement of Dr. John Dornan being named as the new President and CEO of Horizon Health Network. The Board looks forward to supporting Dr. Dornan on many important initiatives that will improve health care services for New Brunswickers.

The appointment of Dr. Dornan was made on Friday, Mar. 4, 2022 by the provincial Minister of Health, Dorothy Shephard. Dr. Dornan has been serving as Horizon’s interim President and CEO since August 2021.

“Dr. John Dornan is a collaborative leader and an excellent choice to lead Horizon as we work with our partners to improve access to care for the New Brunswickers we serve,” said Jeff McAloon, Board Chair for Horizon Health Network. “As a physician who has worked across the province and having held several senior administrative and medical leadership positions, Dr. Dornan is uniquely skilled to lead the transformational changes that are required to improve our health care system”.

Dr. Dornan took immediate action upon being named interim President and CEO and began to tackle the challenges facing Horizon such as improving wait times in the emergency department and recruitment and retention of health care staff, in particular nursing staff. In addition, he also led the organization as it navigated its most serious wave of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw the highest number of virus related hospitalizations and health care staff being off work due to COVID-19 and its isolation requirements.

The Board looks forward to working with Dr. Dornan and believes his experience, knowledge and collaborative nature is what Horizon needs to lead the transformative change required to improve health care services and attract health care workers to our organization.

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