The Hela Provincial Health Authority has welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer.
The role has been taken up by Dr. Gunzee Gawin.
The new CEO said the only way for the Hela Provincial Health Authority to work and to move forward is for the staff, and management to accept change and be willing to change.
Dr. Gawin arrived with his family in Tari on Thursday this week. He arrived to a rousing welcome from the Hela Provincial Health Authority Board, led by Chairman, Peter Botten, Hela Provincial Administrator, William Bando, Health Department Secretary and Hela Provincial Health Authority Director, Pascoe Kase, and health staff.
Board Chairman, Peter Botten, said the Authority was pleased to have secured the services of Dr. Gawin. He said the board looked forward to working with him and the staff to improve the Hela Provincial Health Authority.
Mr. Botten said the Authority was also now recruiting other staff to fill in vacant positions and to bring its staff numbers to a full level 6 hospital.