With the planned submission of the St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment Business Plan, on Jan 31st we are entering a pivotal point of the project which is – the review and approval of the plan by the provincial government. The Project continues to generate a lot of excitement and support.
As we await approval, the project team remains focused on advancing the next key planning phases of the project – Station Street site rezoning and procurement of architects/developers.
With the pending departure of Paul Landry, as announced on January 18, it’s crucial we build upon the momentum and planning successes the team has achieved to date, by ensuring continued strong project leadership, management and governance. We will continue to rely on the diverse experience and skill -set of our integrated Project Team. The team will be augmented by additional leadership PHC will retain from the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), effective February 1, 2018. That team will be led by Dave Ingram, SPH Redevelopment Project Lead, who will retain his role as Vice President, Facilities, Consolidation & Transformation at PHSA. Dave will initially be available to the redevelopment 3 days per week. Dave is a senior leader with 20 years' experience spanning both public and private sectors. He has a proven track record of leading the delivery of complex capital initiatives and has had leadership responsibility for more than $1.5 billion of health care projects. Dave will be reporting to the PHC President & CEO and will support our redevelopment project’s Oversight Committee.
Dave and the current project team will be joined by Eleanor Lee, Gina Pisoni and Rhonda Lui, all of whom played key roles on the recent BC Children's and BC Women's Redevelopment project. They will also retain their current roles at PHSA.
An architect by profession, Eleanor has a wealth of experience in large, complex health care projects from business case through to move in. Spending the last eight years of her career with the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment, she initially led site master planning, rezoning, community engagement and design and construction before laterally assuming responsibility for overall project delivery, transition and operational readiness.
Gina joined PHSA IMITS in 2011 and has since held progressive leadership positions. Her most recent role is as the IMIT Director for the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment. She oversaw the management and delivery of the IMIT projects, including the opening of the new Teck Acute Care Centre. Gina has been an IT professional for over 15 years, including 8 years with Accenture.
Rhonda has over 16 years of experience in senior management roles, most recently as the Senior Manager for the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment responsible for oversight of Phase Three. Prior to that, she was the Design/Build Senior Project Manager for Phase Two of the project, from the inception of the business case through to construction. Rhonda’s previous experience includes 19 years in the construction industry working for general contracting companies.
Dave, Eleanor, Gina and Rhonda bring comprehensive knowledge and familiarity with all aspects of BC’s health care sector, capital-project stakeholders, health care programming/service delivery, and strong commitment to patient and community engagement. A process will be initiated to clarify roles and responsibilities and how best to utilize this additional capacity to support the work of the Project.
I am confident they, along with our St. Paul’s Redevelopment Planning team, will make great contributions to the success of Providence’s visionary and transformative project.
Please join me in welcoming them!