Community Health Assessment

Prairie Mountain Health has completed its first comprehensive Community Health Assessment.  The 2015 Community Health Assessment, compiled every five years, is a very important part of the health region’s overall planning process and quality improvement initiatives.


Full Version Executive Summary Résumé


To get the most out of the Full Version, please download a copy of the CHA and click here for tips on navigating through the pages.

To download a copy of the full version please right click on the cover picture and select "Save target as". 




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Community Profiles

The following profiles were created from CHA data to provide a brief summary of the health status of an individual zone or district and were designed to complement the comprehensive CHA. The PMH profile provides a summary look at our region and illustrates the health differences amongst our 17 districts.  The zone and district profiles are intended to assist planning efforts, inform community stakeholders and to identify disparities and inequities.


Profile Interpretation Guide






Health Plus e-newsletter


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Regional Reports


Annual Reports 


Strategic Plan


Community Health Assessment

 2012 - 2013       English    
 2013 - 2014       French      
 2014 - 2015              
2014 Audited Financial Statement              
2015 - 2016 Annual Report              
2015 Audited Financial Statement              
2016 Wait Time Year End Report              
2016 - 2017 Annual Report              
2016 Audited Financial Report              



2016 Accreditation Report

CEO 2013 - 2014       Overview      
CEO 2014 - 2015       Full Report      
CEO 2015 - 2016              
CEO 2016 - 2017              



Media Releases / Public Service Announcements


Media Releases



Public Service Announcements

 BRHC Redevelopment Project Update      

Healing and Cancer Event in Brandon - April 7 & 8

Pre Kindergarten Booster Clinics - Brandon - August 30 & 31

PMH Releases 5-year Strategic Plan


Ste. Rose Community Health Office Relocation

PMH Enhances Aboriginal Health Strategies


Pre Kindergarten Immunization Clinics in Brandon - Sept. 1 & 2

PMH Welcomes Physician Assistant to Melita/Deloraine        Roblin/Grandview Phone Outage - July 9
"Rural Week" underway within Prairie Mountain Health        Winnipegosis Services Notice
PMH Releases 2015 Community Health Assessment        Ste. Rose Phone Outage - Tues. June 30 - Thurs. July 2
PMH Promotes Activities During Mental Health Week       DASH Tent 2015
PMH Appreciates and Thanks Volunteers       Pre Kindergarten Booster Clinics

Board of Directors

Board of Governance

Prairie Mountain Health operates under the direction of a 9-member Board of Directors.  This Board is appointed by, and accountable to the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living.  Responsibility of the Board includes the mandate, resources and performance of the health authority.  As such, members must represent the region as a whole, not any particular community or interests.

The Board’s role is to ensure the organization’s accountability by monitoring and evaluating its performance and by interacting and communicating with the public, stakeholders and partners.

Board memebers represent a broad cross-section of geographical areas, interests, experience and expertise. It is expected that members also share a strong sense of commitment to achieving the provincial vision of healthy Manitobans through an appropriate balance of prevention and care.

The Prairie Mountain Health Board of Directors must ensure that the organization complies with applicable legislation, regulations, provincial policies and Ministerial directives.


Meet our Board of Directors




Catheryn Pedersen webCatheryn Pederson - Chair

Catheryn worked most of her career in the life insurance industry: she was Training Manager for Great West Life Assurance and later Brokerage Administrator for Metropolitan Life.

Catheryn has worked as a volunteer in health care in a variety of aspects including palliative care and health auxiliary. Catheryn lost her husband to ALS in 2009. She was his primary caregiver for 5 years which put her in the position of working with the entire medical community.  Since moving to Holland, Manitoba, she has become involved with the local Community Foundation, Community Development, Lioness Club, sits on various other committees and boards including her Church.  Her children and grandchildren live in B.C. whom she visits as often as she can.

Catheryn has a deep respect for the work, objectives and challenges that Prairie Mountain Health faces.


















PhotoComingSoonLorne Henkleman - Chair

Lorne has considerable experience in serving the public through various organizations, groups and boards.  Notably, Lorne was the Reeve of the RM of Swan River from 2010 to 2014 and served as a Councillor from 2006-2010.  He was also on the University of College North Governing Council from 2011-2014.
Lorne has also served as a member of the Swan Valley Medical Stakeholders Group, Swan Valley Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee, Swan Valley Health Facilities Foundation and Swan Valley Community Foundation.  He is also a board member on the Swan Valley Refugee Committee.
He is also a Past President of the Swan Valley Stampeders Junior Hockey Club and Swan River Minor Hockey.
Lorne and his wife Lesley currently reside in the Kenville district, south of Swan River, where they have a grain and oilseed farm.  Lorne was also teacher in the Swan Valley School Division for several years (1990-2008).  In his spare time, he and his family enjoy spending time at Wellman Lake in the Duck Mountains.


Jonathan Murray webJonathan Murray

Jonathan was born and raised in Brandon and graduated from Brandon University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. In 2009 he received his Chartered Accountants designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba. He is currently the Controller at TL Penner Construction in Virden. Jonathan’s interest in healthcare is ensuring that the money being received by the Province is being spent in a way that provides the highest level of care for patients while at the same time being aligned with the priorities set down by government. Jonathan has served as a Provincial Advisory board member for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada and has served as a board member for Brandon Crime Stoppers. 


















PhotoComingSoonMurray Parrot

Murray Parrott lives on a farm near Franklin, MB.  and is a recently retired Grade 5 teacher, having taught 33 years in total.  To go along with his lifetime of teaching, he also has experience in farming and construction of seniors housing.   Murray has been married to wife Kerry for over 34 years and has four children and 6 grandchildren.  He loves to draw floor plans and watch the sunset at his cabin.
Murray has served as a member of several organizations and boards in Neepawa including Town Council.
Some of his other key interests include sports like Judo, hockey, lake skating, fishing and hunting.


Wanda SandyWanda Sandy

Wanda resides in Canupawakpa Dakota Nation where she is originally from. She is currently employed as the Health Director for CDN – Health Services where she has worked since November 2005. Wanda currently holds the volunteer position of Illegal Drug Coordinator for Canupawakpa.

Wanda has a passion for learning and has attained her education from numerous academic locations. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Native Studies and a Minor in Psychology from Brandon University. While attending Thunder Bay Confederation College she received her Law & Security Administration Diploma.   She also received her Community Social Development Certificate from Assiniboine Community College. She continues to further her education, and recently received Certification from First Nations Health Manager Association of Ottawa.

Wanda lived in Vancouver, BC for 10 years and worked for a Provincial Aboriginal Women’s Organization. She started as a Volunteer, worked as a Loss Prevention Officer, then became the Assistant to the Executive Director, was appointed by the Board to Acting Executive Director then became Executive Director.  Previous work experience includes working casually for CDN Education as a Dakota Language Instructor/ Teacher’s Aide. She was also worked casually as an Aboriginal Liaison Coordinator for Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women.

Past volunteer work includes being a Board Member for Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women, Committee member for Female Offender Advisory Committee and First Nations Breast Cancer Society of BC. Currently she is the Chair for the Aboriginal Liaison Committee (comprised of 7 Health Directors of former ARHA).

Wanda believes in giving back to her community and has volunteered as a committee member for education, housing, pow wows and community fundraisers.

In Wanda’s free time she enjoys time with family – especially her grandchildren, making star quilts, powwows and dancing (traditional women’s category).  Her spirituality, her Dakota language and traditions are all important parts of her life.

Wanda is enjoying her work with the PMH Board – one of her focuses in on partnership and collaborative approaches in addressing gaps in health care, with First Nations, Health Canada and Manitoba Health. 


 Directors photos and bios coming soon:

    Cheryl Bjornson                                
    Gwendolyn Drul                                
    Duane Whyte