Newfoundland Health Care
Central Health provides health and community services to approximately 20 per cent of the province's population. It is the second largest health region serving a population of approximately 94,000. The geographical area served by Central Health includes 177 communities and encompasses more than half the total landmass of the island. The region extends from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, to Baie Verte in the west.
Central Health is governed by a Board of Trustees, as appointed by the Independent Appointments Commission process. Central Health has approximately 3,100 dedicated employees. There are approximately 106 fee-for-service physicians practicing within the region, and the organization is supported by approximately 700 volunteers, and two foundations. The Central Northeast Health Foundation and the South and Central Health Foundation operate under the direction of two volunteer Boards of Directors.