Laurie Leith

Laurie Leith provides executive and strategic leadership to a range of services in acute care and community care settings.

Laurie is accountable for hospitals and community health services in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Mission, New Westminster, Tri-Cities and Surrey, including the new Surrey hospital. She is also the executive lead for renal and surgical and anesthesia services throughout the Fraser Health Region.

Career snapshot

Laurie began her career in health care 30 years ago as a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. She has held several leadership positions at Vancouver Coastal Health, most recently as regional director Home and Community Care Program and operations director for Coastal Sites including Primary and Public Health, Pediatrics and Perinatal, Acute Operations Sea-to-Sky, Palliative Care and Hospice. Laurie has a broad understanding of the entire health care continuum from tertiary/academic settings to community, rural and Aboriginal health care.

Formal education

Laurie has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria and a Masters of Leadership for Health Care from Royal Roads University.

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