Calgary’s chief executive officer has been asked to resign as part of a sweeping corporate restructuring effort that also includes a restructuring of Calgary Health.
Jim Hall, the former CEO of Calgary General Hospital, announced his resignation Tuesday after more than 20 years in the job.
Hall has been on the job for more than six years.
“This was a tough decision for me personally,” Hall said in a statement Tuesday.
The announcement comes as Calgary Health, one of the largest employers in Alberta, announced its decision to restructure its business operations.”
The Calgary General Board has made great strides since I joined in 2009, and I’ve enjoyed every day of it.”
The announcement comes as Calgary Health, one of the largest employers in Alberta, announced its decision to restructure its business operations.
The hospital’s chief financial officer, Mark Hildebrand, will be named CEO, and chief financial officers for the other seven executive suites, including its business services and healthcare.
Hildebrand will oversee a $500 million investment in the system’s operations.
In addition to the restructuring, the board of directors of the system is also recommending that its board of trustees appoint a new chief executive.
The board is expected to vote on the proposal Tuesday.
“As the new CEO, I have the responsibility to move forward as quickly as possible with the reorganization and with the support of the board,” Hall wrote in a memo to employees.
“This means I will not be able to participate in discussions, meetings, and discussions that have been ongoing for some time.”
Hall’s departure comes as the city is looking to diversify its business portfolio.
Calgary is looking at more options to attract businesses, including investing in a new hospital in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area.