Phil A. Jost

Phil Jost is a health system change specialist working proactively to improve access to high-quality physician services for Canadians. In his 25+ year health career, he has held various senior management positions in both Nova Scotia and PEI.

Phil graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2001 with a Master of Business Administration. He spent 15 years at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre managing facility planning and capital projects, before becoming the CEO of West Prince Health in PEI’s Department of Health and Social Services.

He is a past chair of the Health Association of PEI and the PEI Department of Health & Social Services CEO Committee, as well as served on the board of the PEI Physician Resource Planning Committee, the CHA Roundtable on Health System Effectiveness, and the Canadian Healthcare Association. He participated in numerous inter-provincial and national healthcare committees and was invited to present his views on Canadian health reform to the Romanow Commission in 2002.

During his management career in the provincial health system, Phil researched and introduced numerous strategic primary healthcare programs focused on creating a sustainable health delivery system. He also authored a major paper presenting his health reform views entitled “Integrated eHealth Management: Canadian Health Care
Renewal the Right Way,” which went to national publication in 2007.

Phil concluded his successful public health sector career in 2006, when he joined the CanAm team as Vice President, Operations and Regional Manager (PEI, New Brunswick, Alberta, and Saskatchewan).

Today, Phil serves as a member of the Rotary Club of Summerside, PEI and on the Board of Governors at Holland College. He sees his role with CanAm as another powerful channel to contribute to the betterment of the Canadian healthcare system.

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