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Yishun Community Hospital

Senior Management Team

 

 

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Dr Pauline Tan

Chief Executive Officer

Dr Pauline Tan's illustrious nu​​​rsing career spanned 37 years. She was the Chief Nursing Officer at Ministry of Health and Registrar of the Singapore Nursing Board from 2007 to 2014.​

Dr Tan was instru​mental in setting up the National Nursing Taskforce in 2012 to chart the development of the profession nationally. Locally, she served as Chairperson or Advisory Member​ on academic and professional committees to advance nursing excel​lence. Internationally, she was invited to serve on global and regional nursin​g net​works and committees as a thought leader and speaker. She is also an International Nurse Surveyor for the Joint Com​mission Inter​national.

Dr Tan received her Bachelor of Nurs​​ing and Graduate Diploma in Nursing Administration from La Trobe University on a World Health Organisation Award in 1990. She obtained an MSc in Asia-Pacific Human Resource Management and Master of Public Administration, both from the National University of Singapore. In 2011, La Trobe University conferred her an honorary Doctor of Nursing (honoris causa) in recognition of her contributions to the nursing profession. In that year, she was also inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

Dr Tan has held previous senior positions in the public and private health sectors spanning clinical, operational and regulatory responsibilities. These included Director of Nursing and Senior Manager Corporate Planning at the Institute of Mental Health and Director of Operations in Thomson Medical Centre.

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A/Prof Pang Weng Sun

Chairman, Medical Board

Senior Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine

A/Prof Pang graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore, in 1983. He attained the M.Med (Internal Medicine, Singapore) and MRCP (UK) in 1988 and pursued training in geriatric medicine in Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) in 1994 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999.

A/Prof Pang's area of interest is palliative care in the elderly. He is a Board member of the Agency for Integrated Care and on the Advisory Board, Lien Centre for Palliative Care. He also chairs the Geriatric Medicine Resident Advisory Committee. He is actively involved in the development of geriatric services and training in Singapore and has worked with several community geriatric and palliative care services. He was formerly Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Alexandra Hospital from 2000 - 2004. He was also previously Chairman, Medical Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) from 2005 to 2011.

A/Prof Pang concurrently practises as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, KTPH, and also holds an appointment as Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

 
 

Mdm Chua Gek Choo

Director of Nursing

Mdm Chua has been in healthcare since 1971 and served in several restructured hospitals in Singapore, including four years at Nanyang Polytechnic, School of Health Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing), Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing and Management. She attained her Post Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Higher Education from Nanyang Technological University in 2000.

A strong advocate for marrying theory and practice for effective delivery of safe care, Mdm Chua was awarded the National University Hospital's Staff Merit Award and Ministry of Health Nurses' Merit Award in 1989 and 1992, respectively. In 2008 while at Alexandra Hospital, she was awarded the President's Nurse Award, the most prestigious nursing honour in Singapore.

Mdm Chua was appointed Director of Nursing, Yishun Community Hospital, in February 2012. She served as Assistant Director of Nursing, National University Hospital and Alexandra Hospital (2001 to 2005), Deputy Director (Nursing), Alexandra Hospital and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, from 2005 to January 2012. She led the Inpatient Nursing Workgroup in the planning, commissioning and migration from Alexandra Hospital to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in 2010. She currently serves as the Executive Council member of Singapore Nurses' Association.

Mr Samuel Ng

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Samuel Ng holds a dual portfolio as Senior Director of Special Projects at Alexandra Health System (AHS) and Chief Operating Officer at Yishun Community Hospital (YCH). As Senior Director of AHS, he oversees the transformation and innovation processes to better serve the healthcare needs of patients under the entities of AHS. As COO at YCH, he provides strategic leadership and manages the operations planning of the hospital.

Prior to this appointment, Samuel was the Vice President, Airport Operations Planning in Changi Airport Group. He conceptualised and prototyped the seamless self-service concept at Changi Airport Terminal 4. He also pioneered and developed the capability of the Terminal Capacity Planning team to provide the management with medium to long term forecast of capacity utilisation and optimisation. In addition, he spearheaded the development of key strategic thrusts for Business Continuity Planning, focusing on Incident Management, Business Continuity and Crisis Communications. He also managed the Customer Insights portfolio involving the analysis of passenger's satisfaction and efficiency performance across multiple touch points to develop service improvement plans.

Samuel has more than two decades of experience in the aviation industry, with previous positions in SATS (formally known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services) and Singapore Airlines in different roles such as Product & Process Development, Planning & Development, Marketing and Hub Operations.

 
 

Dr Wong Sweet Fun

Deputy Chairman, Medical Board

Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine

Dr Wong oversees administration of the Alexandra Health Contact Centre, Population Health initiatives, Healthcare Innovation and Research, and Regional Health System Programme Office. As senior consultant geriatrician, she also provides clinical direction to the health services development from preventive care to case management of frail, chronically ill and complex patients within their homes and the community. In addition, she holds teaching positions in the undergraduate curriculum as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, and in graduate diploma programmes for hospital and Intermediate and Long Term Care doctors under the Academy of Medicine, and School of Post-Graduate Medical Studies for Family Physicians.

Dr Wong has been actively involved in the promotion of health, fitness and ageing-in-place in community-dwelling older adults. She has also contributed towards the development of Preventive Geriatrics, served in inter-ministry committees, and worked collaboratively with national agencies such as the Ageing Planning Office, Health Promotion Board, Centre for Enabled Living, Council for Third Age, and People’s Association Wellness Programme. She is a recipient of the Humanitarian Healthcare Award, 2013.

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