09/17/2012 06:22 EDT | Updated 11/17/2012 05:12 EST

Health PEI losing its CEO to Saskatchewan

CHARLOTTETOWN - The head of the agency in charge of delivering publicly funded health services in PEI is leaving the post.

Keith Dewar, CEO of Health PEI, has accepted an offer to become CEO of Saskatchewan’s Regina-Qu'Appelle Health Region.

Dewar was behind creation of Health PEI in July 2010.

He issued a statement Monday that paid tribute to the staff and physicians at Health and PEI.