Friends of Medicare is weighing in on the province’s selection for the new CEO of Alberta Health Services.

Friends of Medicare Executive Director Sandra Azocar says Vicki Kaminski, who previously held a similar position in Newfoundland and Labrador, was actually able to restore some of the public’s faith in the province’s health care system.

“She’s actually been able to do quite a few things in terms of ensuring that people believe in the quality of public health care and we’re hoping that that translates certainly into the work that she’s going to be doing within our health care system, which is so much larger than what she’s used to.”

Azocar says Friends of Medicare has not yet had a chance to sit down with Kaminski, but are hoping they will sometime in the near future.