Port Alberni council candidate Pat Kermeen

Profile: Port Alberni city council candidate Pat Kermeen

City of Port Alberni: Pat Kermeen - Council candidate

  • Nov. 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.


Pat Kermeen is active with the Arrowsmith Rotary Club in Port Alberni.

Kermeen has a background in health,  having served as the chief executive officer for Baffin Regional Health and Social Services Board, Iqaluit, NWT.

• Reversed a deficit of $2.5 million to produce a balanced budget in 1997.

• Reduced medical travel by $1.8 million from a total budget of $5 million, being the only NWT Region to come in under budget on medical travel.

• Amalgamated and integrated Health and Social Services.

• Redefined physician specialist services and developed internet access for physician reference resources and commenced plans for on-line referral to specialist services.

• Began live conferencing with specialists.

• Developed new dental practice guidelines which included denture services for adults

• Introduced previously unavailable fluoride varnish program to eliminate chronic teeth problems that resulted in full mouth extractions for children under three years.

• Developed a medical boarding home pregnant mothers were losing seven pounds in the last month of pregnancy and proper planning changed the health of new mothers.

• Manager BC Outpost Hospitals Canadian Red Cross

Directed community assessment, leading to water supply improvements.

• Managed construction and opening of a new $1.5 million facility  in Bamfield.

• Disaster Response Operation Director 2003 Forest Fires

• Hospital Board Member London Ontario:

• Changed management and reduced management staff by 50 per cent to meet our budget targets and provide a better client focused service.

• Community college board member and board chair London Ontario:

• Reviewed programs to meet the needs of the community and prepare students for employment.

• Education:

Brandon General Hospital RN, University of Manitoba BN, and University of Western Ontario M.Sc.N..

• Continuing education:

• McMaster University, Royal Roads, and CanLNC Education.


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