Saskatoon Health Region welcomes Petrina McGrath, the Region’s new Vice President of Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer.

McGrath joins the Region from the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, where she has served as Director of Nursing since 2004. In this role, she co-led numerous patient safety initiatives and led UHN’s Patient Centred Care strategy. Her previous roles include Clinical Nurse Specialist for palliative care and professional practice leader/educator for the medical/radiation oncology program at Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Centre as well as general nursing in Toronto and Saudi Arabia.

Petrina McGrath, Vice President of Interprofessional Practice and Chief Nursing Officer

McGrath received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan and her Masters of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing doctoral studies at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.

“My first priority is to get out there and meet people and understand the intricacies of the Region,” says McGrath. “I’m planning to get into the clinical practice areas and out to the rural sites to fully understand how we do things.”

McGrath will also be responsible for overseeing the Region’s client and family centred care initiatives.