Following a nation-wide search process, PFM Executive Search congratulates Dermot Kelly in his new role as Executive Director, Integrated Health Services, Geography 1, with Island health.
In this newly created position, Dermot will assume leadership of the evolving health services delivery model for the northern half of Vancouver Island, working in partnership with Island Health’s Executive Medical Director for Geography 1, Dr. Jeff Beselt.
Dermot began his career at Vancouver General Hospital as a Certified Eye Bank Technologist fifteen years ago, and has since taken on progressively more senior roles. Most recently, Dermot held dual positions with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, both as Regional Program Director of Surgery and as Director of Medical Administration, Surgical Services and Ambulatory Care. Prior to this, Dermot was appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer at Richmond Hospital where he served in this positon for five months.
Dermot brings with him a wealth of experience around strategic planning and execution, program development, management and implementation, community partnerships and most importantly, a highly attuned knowledge of, and passion for, delivering the best patient experience and care possible.
Dermot holds a Master of Science Degree in Physiology from McGill University and has extensive expertise in Quality Management Systems and LEAN thinking.
Island Health welcomes Dermot to the team in Campbell River on June 2015.