Thursday, February 01, 2007
Capital Health and the University of Alberta are pleased to announce the appointment of the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski and Pamela Wallin as Co-Chairs of the inaugural National Strategy Council for the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute located in Edmonton, Alberta. The Council will build recognition for the new heart institute as a key Canadian health asset.
Pamela Wallin is one of Canada’s most respected journalists and broadcasting entrepreneurs, who helped change the face of television news programming. After more than 30 years of reporting from the nation’s capital and around the world, she was appointed Canada’s Consul General to New York, a post she held from 2002 to 2006. Pamela now serves as a corporate director for several prestigious companies and is also the senior advisor on Canadian Affairs at the Americas Society in New York. Pamela holds 13 honourary doctorates, is the author of three books, and gives her time to many volunteer organizations.
The Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute is being developed by Capital Health with the University of Alberta, and will be a world-class centre in heart disease prevention, treatment, education and research. The new $196 million facility will open in 2007 in Edmonton, bringing adult and children’s heart care and research under one roof with adult and children’s teaching hospitals. The heart institute will be a provincial and national resource for the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Capital Health is one of Canada’s largest health regions, providing integrated health services to 1.6 million residents of central and northern Alberta. The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s premier teaching and research universities serving 36,500 students with 9,400 faculty and staff and more than $400 million in annual research funding.
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