Laurie WestonThe Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Laurie Weston will be joining the Department of Medicine as the Administrative Services Manager for our RGH, RRDTC, and SHC sites, effective August 31, 2020.

Laurie Weston has worked in healthcare for 31 years, starting out as a medical transcriptionist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Her professional interests in technology, projects, standards development, KPIs, and best practices lead her to the role of technical resource coordinator for the Dictation, Speech Recognition, & Transcription (DST) provincial service within Health Information Management (HIM) for 13 years. In this role, she supported end users and participated in many projects including upgrades, system implementations and integration with the dictation/transcription applications.

Laurie developed a special interest in team building, leadership and change management, and became a Prosci practitioner. She has been in a leadership role for 8 years, currently managing a large complement of more than 120 staff who work remotely across the province. She has enjoyed leading this high-performing team, supporting continuity of patient care for AHS, as well as in the community, with quality transcribed patient documentation.

Laurie recently completed the Alberta Health Services Executive Education program which aligns with the LEADS in a caring environment leadership capability framework. Although Laurie has enjoyed supporting her current team as their supervisor, she is looking forward to her next opportunity as Manager, Administrative Services for the Department of Medicine.

Please join us in welcoming Laurie to the Department.