Inspired by the Sisters who founded health care in Alberta over 150 years ago, Patrick is committed to advancing the contribution and leadership of Catholic health care in Canada, providing compassionate care with a focus on those most vulnerable and marginalized.
He led the highly successful merger of 12 Catholic health care organizations in Alberta to establish Covenant Health as a vital provincial partner in 2008, adding Covenant Living, a provider of seniors’ retirement housing, and Covenant Care, a separate organization created in 2013 to meet the needs of Alberta’s growing seniors population. Covenant has emerged as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for multiple years, has been consistently named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures ™ and is recognized as a Worlds Most Ethical Company ®.
Patrick serves as a Board member on HealthCare Can and Alberta’s Catholic Social Services, and as Chair of the Christian Health Alliance of Alberta. He holds an MBA from Queens University, a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina, and received the Midcareer Leadership from the Catholic Health Alliance in 2013. His extensive health care career includes serving as President and CEO with Edmonton’s Caritas Health Group until 2008 and as COO and Vice-President in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.