Indigenous woman appointed to health service board

Monday, December 12th, 2016 12:52pm


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Heather Hirsch (left), recently appointed by Health Minister Sarah Hoffman (right).

Heather Hirsch of the Piikani First Nation, a 19-year veteran of frontline health care, has been appointed to the Alberta Health Services board.

 “Hirsch’s appointment means we have another competent, passionate member who will bring her perspectives as an Indigenous woman and frontline health worker to the table,” said Health Minister Sarah Hoffman. Hirsch was appointed as the board’s Indigenous member after a “rigorous recruitment process,” said the department.

Hirsch holds an advanced studies certificate in Critical Care Nursing Level 1 from Mount Royal University in Calgary and obtained her registered nurse diploma from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton.

She has consulted on various Indigenous programs, as well as on the curriculum regarding development and delivery of the Indigenous nursing program at Bow Valley College.