Following an extensive national executive search, Gary Teare has been announced as the new CEO of Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council (HQC).
“I am extremely happy that Gary Teare will be our next CEO. The board did a thorough search across Canada. We interviewed and considered a strong group of candidates from Saskatchewan and beyond,” said Dr. Susan Shaw, HQC’s board chair.
“I am confident that Gary is the right person to lead HQC as we continue to work with our health system partners to accelerate health care improvement in new ways.”
Teare first joined HQC in January 2005 as Director of Quality Measurement and Analysis, and later became the Executive Director of Measurement and Analysis Services. Most recently, he served as HQC’s acting CEO from November 2014 to April 2015.
Teare has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Guelph, a Master’s of Science degree in Immunology from the University of Toronto, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Guelph. He is an adjunct professor in the College of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto. “I am excited to take on the CEO role at the Health Quality Council,” said Teare.
“I look forward to continuing to work with HQC staff and our partners in the health system on our shared mission to make care better and safer for the people of Saskatchewan.”