The staff of TED Edmonton joins so many in Alberta’s innovation and academic communities in mourning the sudden passing of Dr. Cy Frank, CEO of Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS).

“We at TEC Edmonton are feeling incredibly saddened by the news of Dr. Cy Frank’s passing on March 5,” says TEC Edmonton CEO Chris Lumb.

“Cy was a highly respected leader in the health community. In addition to being a clinician, he was known for his work in building community support for system change and optimization of health delivery practices. He demonstrated this by leading changes that resulted in vastly improved efficiency and health outcomes in orthopaedic surgery in the province. Cy was in the midst of leading broader change through his role at Alberta Innovations Health Solution.

“Alberta’s health system will miss Cy’s visionary leadership.”

A full story on Dr. Frank’s career and contribution can be in the Calgary Herald of March 5, 2015, “Medical community mourns loss of innovator Dr. Cy Frank.