The EuHPN board met in January 2019 to appoint a new Chair for the period 2019-2021. After nominations were received in late 2018, the board was pleased to unanimously approve the appointment of Marte Lauvsnes, a senior manager within the Norwegian Hospital Planning Agency, Sykehusbygg. Marte has a distinguished career in the fields of health facility planning and design and has been a driving force in many healthcare infrastructure projects in Norway and in other countries. Marte takes over from Simona Agger, who served as EuHPN Chair from 2015 to 2019. The EuHPN board members offered their fullest thanks to Simona for her hard work and dedication to the network over that period.
The first board meeting of 2019 also saw the appointment of two new board members. Cristiana Caira, partner and board member at White arkitekter (Sweden) and Susan Grant, Principal Architect at Health Facilities Scotland, both bring very considerable expertise in health facility design and planning to board discussions.