WRHA CEO Réal Cloutier announces retirement

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s president and CEO announced his retirement Thursday.

In an emotional exchange with senior staff this morning, Réal Cloutier said it was time to move on to the next chapter in his life.

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Cloutier, who just turned 60, has been in the job since the summer of 2017 but was only officially named President and CEO a year ago.

Cloutier has overseen numerous changes in the province’s health care system despite his short tenure, including the closure of ERs and conversion of hospital emergency rooms into Urgent Care Centres.

The WRHA is expected to release a statement later Thursday.

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