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Sun Country Health Region Announces Chief of Staff

The Sun Country Health Region is pleased to announce that Dr. Vino Padayachee of Estevan has accepted the position of Chief of Staff.

Dr. Padayachee has been a practicing physician at St Joseph's Hospital of Estevan for the past 12 years. He has a special interest in cardiology and anaesthesiology and is very involved in the Heart to Heart and Asthma programs in the Sun Country Health Region.

" We have a very talented group of Physicians in this Region" states Dr. Padayachee who is looking forward to this new challenge. "We want to continue to create a mutual, respectful working environment with all staff and management at the Sun Country Health Region. We look forward to bringing about meaningful changes in health care in our region."

Lee Spencer, C.E.O. , says the move will be beneficial to residents and staff of the Sun Country Health Region. "Dr Padayachee is well respected by Regional Medical staff. He brings considerable medical and administrative experience to this position. He believes in innovation and has been instrumental in setting up the Sun Country Health Region's first Primary Care Clinic in Estevan."

Dr. Padayachee has been one of the two joint Chiefs of Staff since the Sun Country Health Region was formed two years ago. He has been active in medical administration for years. He is involved in advisory groups with the Health Quality Council, has been on the Saskatchewan Medical Association Board of Directors and has been Chief of Staff of St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan."

Dr. Padayachee and his family (wife Dr. Di Naidu, daughters Larissa and Keisha) are happy to call Estevan home. He is active with family life and loves to travel, play golf and squash and work at carpentry in his spare time.

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