Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA)
Office régional de la santé de Winnipeg (ORSW)
Formation 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba
Official language
English, French
Chief Executive Officer
Lori Lamont (interim)
Key people
John Wade (Chair of Board)
Milton Sussman (Chief Operating Officer)
Brock Wright (VP & Chief Medical Officer)
Jan Currie (Chief Nursing Officer)
Réal Cloutier (VP, Long Term Care)

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) is the governing body for healthcare regulation for the city of Winnipeg, the Rural Municipalities of East St. Paul and West St. Paul, and the town of Churchill in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Established in December 1999, the WRHA is one of five Regional Health Authorities in Manitoba responsible for coordinating health services in designated regions.

The WRHA is composed of health care providers and management professionals who coordinate, manage, deliver, allocate funds to and evaluate health care and health promotion in Winnipeg. The WRHA reports through a Board of Directors directly to the Minister of Health, they are equally accountable to the public. The WRHA receives funding from the Government of Manitoba each year to pay for health service delivery in Winnipeg. The WRHA is divided into 12 community areas for the purpose aiding the delivery of health services. In October 2008, WRHA was named one of Manitoba's Top Employers, which was announced by the Winnipeg Free Press newspaper.[1]


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In 2012, the provincial government merged the provinces 11 RHAs into five. As part of this reorganization, the Churchill Regional Health Authority, which oversees health care for the town of Churchill, Manitoba and communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, was merged with the WRHA. The Churchill Region now operates as a division of the WRHA.[2]


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