Liberty Health appoints new Medical Director

20 January 2009 Liberty Health

Dr Warrick Sive  (pictured) has been appointed as Medical Director of Liberty Health. Dr Sive joins Liberty Health from Life Healthcare where he held the position of Group Medical Adviser since 2001.

In his role, he will be responsible for the medical directorate for Liberty Health, which will include developing provider networks in Africa and other growth markets. His responsibilities will also include assisting V-Care (the healthcare management arm of Liberty Health) and he will be involved in a range of healthcare development activities in Africa.

Dr Sive graduated as a medical doctor in 1984 from the University of Cape Town, and subsequently completed a Master of Science in the field of psychoneuroimmunology and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Wits University. He also holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) degrees.

Dr Sive served his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, and has worked at the Alexandra Clinic and the Institution for Aviation Medicine. He was Superintendent at Johannesburg Hospital for ten years

Dr Sive’s particular interests lie in the areas of cost efficiencies and quality in health care delivery and clinical governance. Dr Sive has served on several industry-related committees, also working with government to address health sector issues specifically in the areas of coding as a management tool in health care.

On accepting the position, Dr Sive says, “. The “can-do culture” of Liberty Health is invigorating. The global challenges offered by Liberty Health provide a stimulating and exciting environment which was simply irresistible.”

Liberty Health CEO Peter Botha says that Dr Sive is a highly regarded professional in the health care industry. “We are privileged and excited to have attracted him to Liberty Health.”

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