UFH Alumna, Dr Rolene Wagner appointed to top EC Health position
Dr Rolene Wagner, one of UFH’s esteemed alumni, has been appointed as the new Superintendent-General of the Eastern Cape Health Department.
Her appointment was announced by the provincial government last Tuesday. She officially assumes her new role on 1 August.
Dr Wagner holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from UFH. She also holds an MBChB Degree from the University of Cape Town and an MPhil (cum laude) in Public from the University of Western Cape.
Before taking up her current position as a Medical Director of Netcare based in Gauteng, Dr Wagner was the CEO of East London's Frere Hospital for over eight years. Under her leadership. Frere Hospital won a number of awards, including the International Hospital Federation Award in recognition of the hospital's turnaround quality improvement project.
Health MEC Nomakhosazana Meth said no better person could have been appointed. "Dr Wagner is just what the department needs and we are happy she is back with us after she was stolen by the private sector. With her leadership skills and knowledge of the health sector, working with senior management, organised labour and workers, we are sure she will excel."