New CEOs for Gauteng academic hospitals

The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) has announced the appointment of three Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to provincial academic hospitals.

The appointments are for the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH), Steve Biko Academic Hospital (S…


The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) has announced the appointment of three Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) to provincial academic hospitals.

The appointments are for the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital (DGMAH), Steve Biko Academic Hospital (SBAH), and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH).

The newly appointed CEOs assumed their roles on 1 March 2024.

This marks a significant step towards strengthening the department’s governance system and ensuring that there is capable leadership across healthcare facilities in the province.

MEC for Health and Wellness, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko congratulated the newly appointed CEOs, emphasising the importance of their role in driving the mandate to provide quality healthcare services.

She has since extended her congratulations to CHBAH’s Dr Nthabiseng Makgana, SBAH’s Dr Lehlohonolo Majake and DGMAH’s Dr Fhatuwani Mbara for their appointments.

‘These positions carry a great responsibility in ensuring the delivery of excellent healthcare services to the
people of Gauteng,’ stated Nkomo-Ralehoko in a statement on Friday.

The GDoH said academic hospitals hold a vital place in the public healthcare landscape, serving as centres of excellence in medical education, research, and patient care.

The institutions render highly specialised services and play a crucial role in training the next generation of healthcare professionals, providing them with hands-on experience and guidance from experienced physicians and healthcare experts.

The appointment of these CEOs comes at a crucial time as GDoH prepares for the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

Nkomo-Ralehoko further highlighted the significance of capable leaders in achieving the goals set by the NHI.

‘As we ready ourselves for the implementation of the NHI, it is imperative that we have capable leaders at the helm of our academic hospitals. Their expertise and strategic vision will play a vital role in advancing our healthcare system, promoting equity, and improving access to quality healt
hcare services for all,’ the MEC added.

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In addition to the appointment of the CEOs, the GDoH has also appointed the Deputy Director-General and Chief Director of Infrastructure, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Director for Health Economics and Finance and several other senior management services employees at a director level.

‘These key positions will contribute to accelerating the delivery of services to communities and to strengthening the healthcare system in Gauteng.’

Source: South African Government News Agency