A new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed at Central Gippsland Health (CGH).

With the endorsement of the Department of Health, the CGH Board of Management appointed Mr Mark Dykgraaf who will follow on from Dr Frank Evans after 30 June, 2021.

Mr Dykgraaf comes to CGH from Goulburn, NSW with a 37 year career in both the public and private health care sector. He is currently working as Director of Clinical Services for Far West Local Health, Broken Hill.

CGH Board Chair, Tony Anderson, said Mr Dykgraaf was looking forward to relocating to Sale with his family.

“Dr Evans tendered his resignation to the Board in June last year, giving members ample time to find the most suitable candidate for the role during a thorough application process,” Mr Anderson explained. “We are confident, given Mr Dykgraaf’s reputable history in rural and regional healthcare, that he will further develop CGH’s Vision, Mission and Values across the entire network.”

Mr Dykgraaf’s more recent appointments include General Manager Calvary Public Hospital, Canberra;  Chief of Clinical Operations, Canberra Hospital and Health Services; Executive Director Critical Care, Canberra Hospital and Health Services; NSW/ACT Regional Manager, Medibank Health Solutions; and CEO/DON St John of God Health Care, Goulburn.

Mr Dykgraaf will commence at CGH in mid-June to facilitate a warm handover from Dr Evans.

“Credit to Dr Evans, CGH has had stable leadership for some time and I understand the importance of ensuring a smooth transition for everyone,” he said.

“I love the connection to community that regional health service brings and my family and I are very excited for the move. It will be my privilege to lead this committed team and dedicated network of health services.”

For more information contact Tracy VanderZalm of Wordwise Communications on 0447 491 345.


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