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Passing of Dr. Cy Frank a loss to Alberta

Health Minister Stephen Mandel and Innovation and Advanced Education Minister Don Scott issued the following statement on the passing of Dr. Cy Frank, President and CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions:

“I join with all Albertans who are devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Dr. Cy Frank. As an orthopaedic surgeon, and President and CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions since 2013, Dr. Frank was a legend in his field and one of the most respected leaders in Canadian health care. It was a joy to work with him; he was so passionate about serving patients and so optimistic about the potential of the health system, he made people more hopeful just by being there, apart from the incredible things he accomplished. Cy Frank was one of the truly great human beings I have known. There are many other wonderful leaders in our health system, but there is no-one else quite like Cy. He is gone far too soon, and I will miss him.”

Stephen Mandel, Minister of Health

“My heart and thoughts go out to Dr. Frank’s family, colleagues and all Albertans who had the pleasure of knowing him. Dr. Frank leaves a lasting legacy to our province as a surgeon, academic and President and CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. Widely recognized and awarded for his academic accomplishments, in 2014 he was named a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to advancing orthopaedic health-care services in Alberta and for his scientific research on bone and joint repair. He will be remembered for his outstanding personal and professional contributions.”

Don Scott, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education

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