The former acting CEO of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah has been appointed the new Board Chairman of the Ho Teaching Hospital.
Speaking during the commissioning of the Board of Directors for both the Korle Bu and Ho Teaching Hospitals, the Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu said the new Boards are the “first under the much-awaited amendment of Section 37 of Act 525 of the Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospital act, 1996.”
The Health Minister said under the 1996 Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospital Act 525, the membership of the Teaching Hospital Boards then consisted of about 80% of hospital management staff.
But for efficient corporate governance, the Board now consist of 10 professionals not of the hospital’s management with only the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital as member forming a total composition of 11.
“It is in this light that section 37 of act 525, which defines the membership of Ghana Health Service and Teaching Hospitals was amended by Parliament and assented to on 27th December 2019,” he added.
While thanking President Akufo-Addo for the honour done him, Dr. Anyah pledged to develop the new Teaching Hospital by liaising with international accreditation bodies such as JCI International in other to promote medical/health tourism to the hospital and the Volta region as well as make Ghana a Medical Tourism hub.
About Dr. Felix Anyah.
Dr. Anyah graduated as a doctor 41 years ago from the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu.
He distinguished himself as a clinician in private medical practice as Director of the Holy Trinity Medical Centre, Accra and Holy Trinity Spa & Health Farm, Sogakope, a health columnist, an entrepreneur, a Philanthropist, member of the Ghana Medical and Dental Council, pioneer in integrative health/medicine as well as health and medical tourism in Ghana.
But in the past few years, he has played towering roles in the public sector management and administration in Ghana.
In 2015-2016, Dr. Felix Anyah was appointed Board Chairman of the Health Facilities and Regulatory Agency by former President John Dramani Mahama.
In 2017, President Akufo-Addo appointed him as acting CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for one year.
In 2018, Dr. Felix Anyah won the Overall Best CEO Award. He has also won five Best Healthcare CEO Awards from different organisations.
In both 2018 and 2019, he won the Most Respected CEO Awards by public voting and has now been re-appointed as Board Chairman of Ho Teaching Hospital.