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Yishun Community Hospital

Senior Management Team





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.


Dr Lee Kok Keng

Head, Medical Service, YCH

Principal Staff Physician, Geriatric Medicine, KTPH

As the head of Medical Services, Dr Lee is also the Chairperson for the Quality Assurance Committee in YCH. He is actively involved with Gericare@North which provides tele-geriatric medical services to the nursing homes (NH) in the north and is a regular examiner for the tele-geriatric course for NH nursing. Dr Lee is also a visiting consultant to St Joseph’s Nursing Home.

As an accredited physician under the Office of Public Guardian, Dr Lee is an Advanced Care Planning facilitator for patients who wish to document their Lasting Power of Attorney. He is currently a site director and faculty member of Geriatric Medicine, AST Training programme in YCH.

Dr Lee graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1990. He holds the Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (NUS) 2002, and the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (NUS) 2016. .


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 (AH), she was awarded the President's Nurse Award, the most prestigious nursing honour in Singapore.

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

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