Governance & Policy
Lori Frank - Executive Director of Governance and Policy
Lori Frank comes to her role from her position as Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Administration in the former Saskatoon Health Region where she was responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Administration and Policy, Internal Audit, Data Sharing Agreements and Contract Management, Privacy and Access, and Emergency Preparedness Planning.
Lori has served in many administrative and leadership roles throughout her 40 year career with the former Saskatoon Health Region, with positions in medical affairs, communications, quality, safety, client concern management, infection prevention and control, clinical engineering and accreditation.
She holds a Diploma in Health Care Administration from the College of Commerce, University of Saskatchewan and Risk Management certification from the University of Toronto.
The Governance and Policy Team has a wide variety of skills and expertise, and we bring an obvious passion to our roles and the workplace every day. We are very excited about the opportunity to contribute as an organizational resource in support of all aspects of governance, regulatory affairs, policy and corporate record management.
Governance ensures that the Saskatchewan Health Authority, from the Board of Directors right through to the point-of-care service and program level, has processes that are aligned with:
- Legislative framework (acts, regulations, orders in council, ministry directives)
- Accreditation Canada governance standards
- Governance framework (governance charter, general bylaws and interim practitioner staff bylaws).
The Board Secretary role is a delegated responsibility by the Board to ensure the integrity of all Board governance processes.
Regulatory Affairs anticipates changes to legislation and assists SHA’s operations to understand the impacts of statutory and regulatory requirements.
Corporate Record Management facilitates the development of the Corporate Record and Health Information policy and assists governance, leadership and operations with best practices and accountabilities to create, organize, secure, maintain, and dispose of information properly and effectively.
The Policy Office follows the SHA Policy Framework. This ensures SHA policy is developed with integrity and consistency. The Policy team facilitates the development of provincial corporate and clinical policy following best practice with a patient and family-centred focus.
COLLABORATION: It’s integral to the support we provide in creating a health-care system that everyone can be proud of and trust to be transparent, fair and evidence based, while optimizing patient care and supporting the strategic direction and goals of the SHA.