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Dan Florizone MBA, BComm Executive-in-Residence and Professional Affiliate, U of S

Executive-in-Residence and Professional Affiliate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; former President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region

Areas of Interest

  • Health administration
  • Lean practices
  • Policy deployment
  • Large scale change
  • Performance measurement, development and design
  • Intersectoral initiatives
  • Citizen-centred approaches
  • Team engagement in problem-solving

Dan Florizone has dedicated the past 35 years of his career to the people of Saskatchewan, through his commitment to health, education and the public service.

Most recently, he served as the President and CEO of the Saskatoon Health Region (2014-2017), as Deputy Minister of Education and Deputy Minister Responsible for Lean (2013-14), as the Deputy Minister of Health (2008-2013), and as an Assistant Deputy Health Minister.  In addition to these roles, he served as the CEO of the Five Hills Health Region (Moose Jaw and Area), the Moose Jaw-Thunder Creek Health District, the South-East Health District (Estevan and area), Canora-Invermay-Norquay, and was the CEO of Wilkie Union Hospital.

He has participated in many national and international initiatives, committees and projects, serving as Chairperson of Saskatchewan’s Health Quality Council, and Board Member on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Mental Health Commission of Canada. In 2011, Dan received the Excellence through Evidence Award from the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada-Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal Award in 2008.

Dan holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Honours in Health Care Administration) from the University of Saskatchewan.