Dr. William Dexter James has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital.

Dr. James, who is a national of Trinidad and Tobago, is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and Walden University. He holds a PhD in Health Sector Reform from the University of Bangor, Wales United Kingdom.

He has been described as a highly skilled Caribbean professional with considerable knowledge, experience and expertise in the areas of Hospital Administration, Policy Planning and Analysis, Health Sector Reform, Financial Management, Strategic Management and Organizational Change among other areas,

Dr. James has worked around the Caribbean in various fields and is expected to lead the transformation of the DCFH from a Division of the Ministry of Health to a statutory agency that will be charged with the responsibility to govern the hospital in accordance with the Principles of Transparency, Accountability and sound financial management.

Duties will include participation in the final review of the Hospital Authority Bill; Development of a Public Relations Plan and a Change Management Strategy; Preparation of the 2021/2022 Work Plan and Budget for the Hospitals Authority among others.

Dr. James will receive policy guidance from the Interim Board pending the enactment by Parliament of the Hospitals Authority Bill.

He was given a two-year service contract and assumed duties on January 11th 2021.