7 November 2007
New Title For Health Waikato Boss
Jan Adams, currently Waikato District Health Board health services general manager, has a new title - Health Waikato chief operating officer.
The announcement was made today by Waikato DHB chief executive Craig Climo who said the title more accurately summed up what Mrs Adams' job involves and is readily recognised in the sector.
Health Waikato, Waikato DHB's hospital and health services provider arm, has an annual budget of $526 million, serves a population of 340,000 and more than 3500 staff at five hospitals, two continuing care facilities and the Henry Bennett Centre Mental Health facility in Hamilton; community services, population health, estate and engineering and general support services.
Mrs Adams, who trained as a nurse/midwife in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 1988, has worked in several roles within the Waikato DHB since she joined the organisation in July 1996 as Health Waikato Director of Nursing.
Her other roles have included acting general manager Waikato Hospital, Waikato and District hospitals manager, Waikato DHB Director of Nursing and from February 2005 Mrs Adams was acting general manager health services before her permanent appointment in October last year.