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AHS board to be fired, a new AHS administrator will be named: government sources

Dr. John Cowell. File photo. Dr. John Cowell. File photo.

Changes are coming to Alberta Health Services on Thursday.

Senior government sources have confirmed to CTV News that the AHS board is being fired on Thursday.

Dr. John Cowell served as administrator in the Alison Redford era. He is once again being appointed administrator.

Government plans to reconstitute the board once three specific targets are met:

  • Reducing emergency room wait times
  • improving EMS response times
  • Improving the surgical waitlist

Premier Danielle Smith and Health Minister Jason Copping are expected to make the official announcement at 2 p.m. in Calgary. Watch it live here


An earlier version of this story said Dr. John Cowell was being appointed commissioner, as per government sources. The correct title is administrator. Top Stories

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