North-end hospital administrator resigns

  • Mar. 16, 2009 6:00 a.m.

Kim Mushynsky, the site administrator for the Masset hospital, has resigned, saying it was time to move on and explore other opportunities. Ms Mushynsky handed in her resignation earlier this month, but won’t be leaving the position until Sept. 4, allowing Northern Health plenty of time to recruit a new administrator. Ms Mushynsky, a longtime Masset resident who was previously the village’s chief financial officer, said her youngest child will graduate from high school in June and that this will open new possibilities for her family. The facility is already trying to fill several nursing positions, and Northern Health director of communications Steve Raper said recruiting people to work in northern BC is tough. “We have challenges recruiting in this area,” he said. “But we do have a very active and vibrant recruiting plan.” There are six or seven vacant positions for general duty and public health nurses, Mr. Raper said. At the moment, these positions are being filled by having people work overtime and by hiring temporary nurses from an agency. Meanwhile, Northern Health is taking a close look at the way it delivers services on Haida Gwaii, he said. A new chief operating officer for the northwest region, Marina Ellinson, has recently been hired and is tackling issues throughout the area, he said.