We know that representation matters in health care. Women play an integral role in teams within Interior Health sites, departments, projects, and education. At every level, there are contributions made by women to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
Women hold a number of key leadership roles at Interior Health including president & CEO, as members of the board of directors, and medical chiefs of staff. More than 1,000 of the physicians working at health-care facilities in our region are women.
“Within Interior Health, I think we have done quite well in this space. We have female leaders at all levels and we have wage parity,” says Susan Brown, president & CEO of Interior Health. “However, there is always room for improvement by making it easy for those who want to advance by, for example, making childcare more accessible. What is really important is that we are using our employee feedback to advance in this area."
This year the Government of Canada's theme for International Women's Day is Every Woman Counts.
“For me, it’s that not everything women do will be visible to others, or even readily acknowledged. There are a lot of working women out there who juggle full plates every day, at work and at home! It’s not always easy, but the work women do is meaningful and makes a difference to individuals and communities,” says Susan.
In honour of International Women's Day on March 8, 2023, we're profiling four of the amazing women at Interior Health.