This is the new director at Nordland Hospital – News, Jobs and education, Specialist healthcare

Published: 2022-01-17 – 17.23

This was clear after an extraordinary board meeting at Nordland Hospital on Monday.

Siri Tau Ursin is one of five applicants for the position, which has been advertised several times after CEO Paul Martin Strand announced his retirement before Christmas in 2020.

«Clear and unify»

The chairman of the board at Nordland Hospital, Mari Trommald, said in a press release that she was delighted Ursin had accepted the position.

– Siri Tau Ursin has experience from parts of Northern Norway and Health North. He was a clear, unifying leader who got people involved, and that will be crucial in the changes companies are facing now, Trommald said.

Ursin came from a position as managing director of Finnmarkssykehuset HF, a job he had been in for a year and a half.

Long clinical experience

Previously, he was the unit director for prehospital services at Helgeland Hospital.

Ursin has extensive clinical experience as an anesthesiologist, and has also held several management positions at Stavanger University Hospital.

He has been a member of the National Council for Quality and Priority in Healthcare, has participated in the preparation of the Norwegian Health Directorate’s pandemic planner and has been a member of the Make Wise Choices campaign board.

He has also served as chairman of the Norwegian Medical Association and member of the central board of the Norwegian Medical Association, as well as chairman of the Norwegian Anesthesia Association.

In addition to specialized medical education, he holds Masters in Health Economics, Policy and Management and Masters in Health Management from the UK and Australia.

Ursin will take up the position on February 28.

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