Tag Archives: Horizon Health Network

Sackville doctor supports Green plan for more local say over hospital services

A well-known doctor in Sackville says he agrees with the Green Party that small, rural hospitals don’t have nearly enough say in the kinds of medical services they provide. Allison Dysart was commenting on Green Party leader David Coon’s plan … Continue reading

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Green and Liberal leaders use different political messages during Sackville hospital stop

The leaders of the provincial Green and Liberal parties visited Sackville today to defend the local hospital, but David Coon and Kevin Vickers had very different political messages. Both made it clear they would not cut overnight emergency room services, … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor calls for health summit as Horizon CEO says rural hospital cuts are still needed

Sackville Mayor John Higham is speaking out again after Horizon Health CEO Karen McGrath said cuts to services at six rural hospitals, including Sackville’s, are still needed. During the regional health authority’s board meeting last week, McGrath seemed determined to … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council calls for heads to roll over plan to cut rural hospitals

Sackville Town Council is joining other municipalities in calling on New Brunswick Premier Higgs to fire Ted Flemming, the provincial health minister and to remove Karen McGrath and Gilles Lanteigne, the Chief Executive Officers of the Horizon and Vitalité Health … Continue reading

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Two stories about healthcare cuts and Horizon CEO Karen McGrath

“I’ve always wanted to be a CEO of a hospital,” Karen McGrath told the Advertiser, the newspaper in the small town of Grand Falls-Windsor as she reminisced in January 2013 about her six years as Chief Executive Officer at Newfoundland and … Continue reading

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Commentary: Community hospitals have ‘a duty to the living’

by Alexander (Sandy) Burnett Horizon Health CEO Karen McGrath seemed perplexed last week. Faced with questions from the public and the press about planned reductions in service at six small-town hospitals across New Brunswick, her standard answer suggested a serious … Continue reading

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Horizon CEO says she understands outcry over hospital cuts, but the changes are needed

The President and CEO of the Horizon Health Network says she recognizes that people in small communities and rural areas are upset over the health-care changes announced this week including the closure of overnight emergency rooms starting on March 11. … Continue reading

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Sackville hospital cuts an attack on rural people, says local doctor

A family doctor in Sackville says he’s both sad and angry after today’s announcements about extensive cutbacks in patient services at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Allison Dysart was referring to the elimination of day surgeries and overnight emergency services along … Continue reading

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