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Singapore, 10 May 2023 – SingHealth today announced a key leadership change at the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS). Professor Terrance Chua, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NHCS, will relinquish his appointment from 1 June 2023. Associate Professor Yeo Khung Keong, currently Deputy CEO (Data Science & Innovation), NHCS, will succeed Prof Chua as CEO, NHCS.
In Prof Chua’s nine years of leadership as NHCS’ CEO, he led the Centre in establishing new initiatives for more seamless and patient-centred cardiac care, and expanding its reach to benefit more patients. To prioritise urgent referrals and reduce waiting time for patients who may require cardiac specialty care, he instituted close collaboration with the polyclinics to streamline clinical and referral protocols, and introduced fast-track appointments for more accurate and efficient referrals. He also introduced front-loaded tests, where patients undergo cardiac diagnostic tests even before their first consultation at NHCS, so as to maximise their first clinic visits and improve discharge rates if they do not require further follow-up.