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Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs is the administrative arm that supports the portfolio of the Chief Medical Officer of Covenant Health.  

Dr. Owen Heisler, Chief Medical Officer of Medical Affairs, and Joanne Cowie, Corporate Director, Medical Affairs & IPC, are responsible for the strategic direction of the administrative objectives of the portfolio, including budget, human resources and staff leadership and development.

Medical Affairs provides a number of services to support the relationship of Covenant Health to the privileged professional medical staff (physicians, dentists chiropracters and podiatrists) and manage all aspects of healthcare administration. Our Medical Affairs Department provides support services for all of our credentialed professional staff, and provides day-to-day support to our physician leadership team. The Chief Medical Officer is responsible for the medical staff role within Covenant Health, and similarly members of the Covenant Health medical leadership structure are responsible for components of this.

Some of the core responsibilities of the office include the following:

  1. Medical leadership & development
  2. Medical recruitment & workforce planning
  3. Appointments & privileges
  4. Medical education
  5. Administrative coordination and support to medical leadership
  6. Orientation 
  7. Practitioner dispute resolution and discipline
  8. Remuneration 
  9. Medical staff wellness and engagement

Strategic Influence
Medical Affairs staff stay up to date regarding Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services strategic initiatives that impact the practice of medicine and/or medical training within Covenant Health and play a facilitative role in ensuring that the impacts of change on the medical staff are efficiently communicated, understood and considered. Medical Affairs also ensures that medical leaders and physicians are represented in strategic initiatives and communicated with as appropriate.

Medical Affairs Corporate Office

Room 1706, (Main Floor)
Grey Nuns Community Hospital 
1100 Youville Drive West 
Edmonton AB   T6L 5X8

Phone: 780.735.7185
Fax: 780.735.9921
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Medical Affairs Admin Office Staff

Listing of who's who in the Medical Affairs Office   

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