Health authority to search for new chief of staff

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White to resign in August

Dr. Celina White has resigned as the Cumberland Health Authority's medical chief of staff, effective Aug. 1.

AMHERST – Cumberland County’s health authority will soon be putting out the help wanted sign for its top doctor.

Dr. Celina White announced Thursday she will be resigning as the Cumberland Health Authority medical chief of staff effective Aug. 1.

 “Dr. White has worked tirelessly, and has been very successful, in leading the district health authority’s medical recruitment and retention efforts, building medical staff relations and has represented the DHA exceedingly well through her many contributions to the provincial health service policy and programs,” health authority CEO Bruce Quigley said. “Of special note is her leadership role in the development and implementation of collaborative emergency centres that are widely recognized for their innovation in the delivery of primary, urgent and emergency care.”

White is leaving the position to pursue other interests.

White will continue her practice in the pain clinic one day per week.

Details around the health authority’s efforts to recruit a new chief of staff will be forthcoming once finalized.

White was hired in August 2010 to replace Dr. David Gass, who served four years as chief of staff.

A native of Antigonish and a graduate of St. Francis Xavier and the Dalhousie Medical School, White had leadership roles locally and provincially with Doctors Nova Scotia and the Cumberland Medical Staff Association.

She practiced medicine in Amherst for 23 years.

White could not be reached for comment.

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Organizations: Cumberland Health Authority, Dalhousie Medical School, Cumberland Medical Staff Association

Geographic location: AMHERST, Cumberland County, Antigonish

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