Chief executive officer
Patrick Dumelie is the chief executive officer of the Covenant family — Covenant Health, Covenant Care and Covenant Living. Together, these organizations make up one of the largest Catholic providers of health care in Canada. With a combined budget of over $1 billion, the Covenant family is a trusted provider of health care and seniors’ services in Alberta and a strategic partner in the integrated health system serving the province. Inspired by the Sisters who helped form health care in Alberta over 155 years ago, Patrick is committed to advancing the contributions and leadership of Catholic health care in Canada, providing compassionate care with a focus on those who are most vulnerable and marginalized.
Patrick led the highly successful merger of 12 Catholic healthcare organizations in Alberta to establish Covenant Health as a vital provincial partner in 2008. Under his leadership, the Covenant family has also grown in service to encompass Covenant Living, a provider of seniors’ retirement housing, and Covenant Care, a separate organization created in 2013 to meet the needs of Alberta’s growing seniors population.
Patrick has fostered a mission-inspired culture across the Covenant family that is shaped by enduring core values, supported by visionary leadership and characterized by innovative approaches to effectively delivering quality, patient-centred care. Under his leadership, Covenant works effectively in partnership with communities, the provincial health authority and government to strengthen and transform the healthcare system and provide quality, compassionate care to Albertans, especially those who are most in need. Over the past decade, Covenant has been designated one of Alberta’s Top 75 Employers multiple times, consistently named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™ and recognized among the World’s Most Ethical Companies®.
Patrick offers his strategic and healthcare expertise and leadership as a member of the boards of HealthCare Can and Catholic Social Services and as chair of the Christian Health Alliance of Alberta board. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Queens University and a bachelor’s degree in administration from the University of Regina, and he received the midcareer leadership certificate from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada in 2013.
Patrick’s extensive healthcare career includes serving as president and chief executive officer of Edmonton’s Caritas Health Group until 2008 and as chief operating officer and vice-president of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.