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Mark Wyatt

Member — Jurisdictional (Western Provinces)

Mark Wyatt is an Assistant Deputy Minister at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. He is responsible for a number of branches and strategic initiatives within the Ministry including Drug Plan and Extended Benefits, Acute and Emergency Services, Patient Safety, the Emergency Department Patient Flow Initiative, and Health Research.

Before joining the Deputy Minister’s Office in 2013, Mark was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative for four years. Mark and his team received the Premier’s Award for Excellence for their work on this initiative, which has resulted in a dramatic reduction in patient wait times. Mark had a career in print journalism covering provincial and national politics before joining the Ministry of Health in 2000.

Mark’s previous experience in health policy includes participating in province-wide systems planning, negotiating federal and interprovincial agreements, and working with First Nations and Métis communities to improve indigenous health. In addition to serving on the CADTH Board of Directors, Mark serves on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Board.