Neil Ritchie has been appointed to the position of executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. Ritchie succeeds Linda Varangu, the founding executive director who will stay on to work on the coalition’s climate change portfolio.
“I’m delighted to work with a group of people that are so passionate about their work and who have accomplished so much to reduce health care’s carbon footprint”, Ritchie said in the coalition’s press release.
Ritchie has led the Green Health Leaders Initiative for the coalition which focused on enabling health executives, physician leaders and board members to become better environmental stewards.
Ritchie is an experienced health care executive who has worked with large, multi-site academic teaching centres, regional health authorities and community hospitals in Canada. He has also worked as an executive with a number of health technology start-up companies.
Neil Ritchie holds a bachelor of science degree from Dalhousie University and a master’s in health services administration from the University of Alberta.