Marko Peljhan

marko-peljhan-exec.pngVice President, Clinical Services Central/South Island and Provincial Programs

As the Vice President of Clinical Services Central/South Island and Provincial Programs, Marko oversees all aspects of clinical operations and is responsible for developing and operationalizing an effective, integrated care delivery model in the Central/South Island, including Emergency; Medicine; Rehab; Surgery; Patient Flow; and Intensive Care. He is also responsible for Provincial Programs including Cancer Care, Renal, and Heart Health.

In this role, Marko provides operational leadership to all three tertiary hospitals and acute services, along with the other South Island hospitals, and Cowichan District Hospital Replacement Project, along with leading the implementation of strategic initiatives to provide efficient and effective delivery of healthcare services, including the development of Hospital at Home, and the opening of Island Health's first High Acuity Units.

Prior to his current role, Marko served as Island Health’s Vice President, Pandemic Planning as well as Interim Vice President, Clinical Operations, South Island and Cowichan Valley. Marko started his career in health-care as a nurse and quickly ascended into the role of health care leader, with continued training and education in management, communications, change and cultural safety. 

Marko has lived on Vancouver Island since his youth, and worked with Island Health for 23 years. He and his family live on the Saanich Peninsula and enjoy spending their free time outdoors, in particular hiking and cycling around the beautiful communities in our region. 


To contact Marko, please connect with his Executive Assistant.

Joanne Horn