Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Officials in Saskatchewan Health Regions Being Offered Voluntary Buyouts

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Top Officials in Saskatchewan Health Regions Being Offered Voluntary Buyouts

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Top officials in health regions offered buyouts

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is offering voluntary separation packages to all top-ranking officials in the province's 12 health regions.

There are currently 12 CEOs and about 62 vice-presidents across the province.

Saskatchewan's new health region will only need one CEO and fewer senior leadership positions when the existing regions combine later this year.

The exact number of positions still hasn't been determined by the province.

Health region employees were offered the packages on Feb. 15 and have until early March to decide if they will take them.

The ministry says they expect the single health region to be implemented in the fall.

Tracey Smith, assistant deputy minister for the Ministry of Health, said Monday what happens to those who don't take the buyout has yet to be determined. …

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