“People may think all I pay attention to are indicators and balancing budgets, but I pay a lot of attention to the experiences of our patients and our providers.”
Get to know President and CEO Michael Marchbank.
"My mother was a nurse so I was introduced to health care early. In our family we joked that we weren’t allowed to be sick. My career started as a fundraiser for a hospital foundation 33 years ago; I’ve stayed in health care ever since, and find it to be an incredibly rewarding job.
I love visiting our sites. I’m inspired by our people – their ideas, creativity and desire to serve. Speaking with patients, residents and clients I hear they’re going through a lot; they’re vulnerable, but optimistic about their journey thanks to our staff. People may think all I pay attention to are indicators and balancing budgets, but I pay a lot of attention to the experiences of our patients and our providers – good or bad.
When I am not at work I like to cook. I consider myself a weekend chef. It’s relaxing and uses all components of my brain, the creative and the technical – you have to follow those numbers or your cake will fall. My wife, two daughters and I also like to travel. My wife and I were recently in Argentina and Peru, and our daughters joined us for a trip to Hawaii. I love learning about new cultures and seeing things through another lens. I walk our family dog, Coco, The Wonder Dog, every day. She wasn’t my idea, but I really enjoy her and our walks, and she is a terrific listener.
- Michael Marchbank, President and CEO, Fraser Health
Each week throughout 2018 we’ll share a new Humans of Fraser Health story with you. Follow along as we profile some of the amazing people working in our health authority who bring their authentic selves to work every day.
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