Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People 2012
Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it
by Max Fawcett, Michael Ganley, Alix Kemp and Geoffrey Morgan
Dr. Chris Eagle
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Dr. Chris Eagle, the CEO of Alberta Health Services, has his hands full. Not only is he the chief executive of the province’s largest employer (with more than 90,000 workers), but AHS is a lightening rod for criticism. In his first year at the helm, he has dealt with anger about emergency room wait times and surgery waiting lists. The situation is improving – in some cases surgical wait times have gone down by as much as 10 weeks – although Eagle acknowledges AHS still has a long way to go. A major new hospital in Calgary and strict performance goals will no doubt help Eagle and his staff get there.