FREDERICTON, N.B.-  New Brunswick’s health minister says the two men leading the work on health renewal are the best people to implement the plan in the province’s two hospital authorities.

Ted Flemming has named John McGarry as C-E-O of the Horizon Health Network and Rino Volpe as C-E-O of the Vitalite Health Network.

He says the men will remain as co-presidents of the Office of Health Renewal, which was mandated to find ways to bring the per capita cost of health care closer to the national average. “We’re not going to cut anything”, says Flemming. “We’re going to be smarter, we’re going to be more efficient, we’re going to have a different model of top notch health care”
 Flemming says the four-year terms for the two men are reasonable times to make the needed changes.