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This week's reflection

This week's reflection

The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden you are but an acolyte.

Vera Nazarian

Senior Leadership

Patrick Dumelie

CEO

Patrick Dumelie is the Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Health, Covenant Care and Covenant Living. Together, these organizations are 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 founded health care in Alberta over 150 years ago, Patrick is committed to advancing the contribution and leadership of Catholic health care in Canada, providing compassionate care with a focus on those most vulnerable and marginalized. 

Patrick led the highly successful merger of 12 Catholic health care organizations in Alberta to establish Covenant Health as a vital provincial partner in 2008. Under Patrick’s 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 shaped by enduring core values, supported by visionary leadership, and leading with innovative approaches to effectively deliver 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 health care system and provide quality, compassionate care to Albertans—especially those most vulnerable. Over the past decade, Covenant has emerged as one of Alberta’s Top 70 Employers for multiple years, has been consistently named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures ™ and is recognized as a Worlds Most Ethical Company ®. 

Patrick offers his strategic and health care expertise and leadership as a Board member on HealthCare Can and Alberta’s Catholic Social Services, and as Chair of the Christian Health Alliance of Alberta. He holds an MBA from Queens University and a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina and received the Midcareer Leadership from the Catholic Health Alliance in 2013. Patrick’s extensive health care career includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer with Edmonton’s Caritas Health Group until 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.