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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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Professor Pang Weng Sun

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Alexandra Health System

Chairman, Medical Board

Senior Consultant, Geriatric Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Professor Pang was appointed acting Group Chief Executive Officer of Alexandra Health System on 16 February 2017. He is also  Chairman, Medical Board, YCH.  From 2005 to 2011, he was the Chairman, Medical Board, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Alexandra Hospital from 2000-2004.

He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 1983, and obtained the M. Med (Internal Medicine, Singapore) and MRCP (UK). In 1994 he became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore), and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999. In 2016, Professor Pang was awarded the National Outstanding Clinician Educator Award by the Ministry of Health.

He also holds appointments as Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and Director, Geriatric Education and Research Institute. He concurrently practises as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Geriatric Medicine, KTPH and has an interest in palliative care in the elderly.

 
 

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.

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 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, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

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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