At Vitals Global Healthcare we strive to improve the well-being of the communities we serve by transforming healthcare delivery through Private Public Partnerships. As a result of these agreements, we assume responsibility for hospital management, while also investing in the human resources and infrastructure that will achieve an internationally-recognized status in both our processes and facilities. We believe that, through key partnerships with world-leading organizations such Partners HealthCare International, and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, we can streamline existing hospital operations to provide high level, reliable, cost-effective and accessible healthcare to patients from across the globe.
Our vision for the future of healthcare can be captioned within our mission statement: We deliver comprehensive, high-quality services to local and international communities with excellence, compassion and competence. We do this by leading through innovation and evidence-based medicine. Our values have one thing in common: the excellent quality of our patient care. Our values highlight that we are bold, challenge the status quo and continually improve the way we work and deliver care. We act respectfully, are inclusive, work collaboratively and put our patients in the center of our efforts.
Our Leadership Team
Armin Ernst, M.D., M.H.C. M.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr Ernst is a Harvard-trained and globally-renowned pulmonologist with seven textbooks and over 200 manuscripts to his credit. He obtained his Healthcare Management degree from Harvard University and, before joining Vitals Global Healthcare, held clinical and administrative leadership roles in major academic medical centers, large integrated hospital based systems, and ambulatory care settings in the United States.
Mark Lisher MSc, AAIA, AFA/MIPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Lisher is a finance professional with over 25 years’ experience. He has occupied a number of Director and CFO positions in contracting, program management and finance in various sectors and industries. Mr Lisher has worked in healthcare environments for the last 14 years, in a variety of positions within the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom. He is a qualified accountant and has a Master’s Degree in Management (MSc Management) from the University of South Wales.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Buehrens graduated from Harvard College and, following a prolific career in industry within the US and abroad, joined the healthcare industry over 20 years ago. After serving as Deputy Provost for Administration at Harvard Medical School, he took on several leadership roles at a major Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and within other healthcare systems. He has placed particular focus on taking a structured approach to quality improvement in operations.
Chief Information Officer
Mr Singh brings over 25 years of global technology leadership experience to VGH. Throughout his work life he has navigated major transformational efforts at various stages of organizational growth. He has led large global organizations as CIO, including Genpact – a GE company, and Walmart India.
John Bezzina MCIPD
Human Resources Director
Mr Bezzina brings over 30 years of experience to VGH, including 17 years in Human Resources at one of the world’s leading banks. He has worked in Malta, Paris and London, and has held senior positions in both Human Resources and Risk Management.
Mr Bezzina sat on the National Council of the Malta Employers’ Association for three years and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Alessandra Pace B.A. (Hons), M.A.
Head of Communications
Ms Pace graduated from the University of Malta with a Bachelor’s Degree in European Studies and Communications, followed by a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Brunel University in London. She has worked at the European Parliament, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Malta, and, more recently, as Communications Manager at one of the leading PR agencies in Malta.
Mina Popova MSc., PhD
Head of Quality and Patient Safety
Dr Popova graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, and was later awarded a PhD from the Faculty of Public Health within the Medical University of Sofia. She specialized in healthcare management at George Washington University in Washington DC, and health economics at University of York, UK.
Before joining VGH, Dr Popova held the position of director at the Executive Agency for Medical Audit. Under her leadership, quality and patient safety became part of the national agenda, and she spearheaded the first JCI accreditation of a Bulgarian hospital.
Nadine Delicata, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
CEO VGH Gozo General Hopsital & VP Operations
Dr Delicata graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta followed by specialization in Public Health and an MBA from Maastricht University. Dr Delicata has worked closely with the Director General of Health Care Services within the Ministry for Health, including on EU and international exposure, legislation, and financial and strategic planning. In 2007 Dr Delicata was entrusted with the development of a National Breast Cancer Screening Program, followed by the successful roll-out of a National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program in 2011.
Dr Delicata has been Chief Executive Officer of the Gozo General Hospital since 2013.
Stephen M. Zammit, M.D., D.spec. PRM
CEO VGH Karin Grech Hospital & St Luke's Hospital
Dr Zammit graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Malta followed by specialization in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
He has been CEO of Karin Grech Hospital since January 2014, leading a team of professionals in providing rehabilitation care for patients of all ages, while focusing on specialized Geriatric care as a continuation of the well-renowned Zammit Clapp Hospital.
Dr Zammit is Malta’s representative to the Union of European Medical specialists in the field of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is a founding member of the Malta Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Association, and is an internationally-recognized expert in his field.
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is a faculty of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of the three largest colleges of the University of London, and a member of the prestigious Russell Group.
QMUL has around 20,000 students enrolled on a wide range of programmes including sciences, arts, engineering, law and social science degrees.
PHI was founded in 1997 to advance the Partners HealthCare mission worldwide through collaborations and partnerships designed to expand a global partner’s capacity to deliver high quality health care.
For over 20 years PHI has partnered with institutions and health care systems in over 40 countries to drive transformative, sustainable improvements in healthcare worldwide.
Modern Rehabilitation Facility
For many people in the Maltese islands, April 5 is just another day of the year. However, for us at St Luke’s Hospital, today marks the anniversary of the beginning of our story and the 87th year since the foundations of our home were laid, back in 1930. This first stone, laid by the British […]
Strengthening Our Team To Offer Better Standards and Care
The HR plan for 2017 is now more or less ready and recruitment is ongoing to see that departments most in need of additional human resources are provided with these as soon as possible. Besides the recent addition of carers who have given a breath of fresh air to the Nursing Department and who have […]
The Health Ministry and Vitals Global Healthcare respond to concerns raised by MMSA
During a meeting held with the Minister for Health Chris Fearne, the Malta Medical Students’ Association (MMSA), and the Chief Operations Officer of VGH Eric Buehrens raised a number of concerns regarding the future of the Maltese Health care system. The main points discussed included: 1) Further Plans for privatisation within the local health sector; […]
GGH Campus Project Update
Demolition works at the Barts Construction Site at Gozo General Hospital have continued and have now been concluded. The site is now completely hoarded off and should only be accessed by authorized personnel. Works scheduled for this week include: * Ground preparation and commencement of excavation on medical school construction site * Continuation of works […]
We want our company to be one where professionalism thrives and where hardworking individuals inspire each other to do better.
Our focus is patient care, and every decision taken by one of our people should seek to improve patient outcomes and the quality of care given to our patients.
We listen and learn from our peers and encourage differences of opinion, which ultimately makes our thinking smarter.
We are generous and open, supportive of one another and, together, are creating an enjoyable and rewarding place to be.
If you think you fit the above description and would like to form part of our team, please forward a CV together with a covering letter to our Human Resources Department via, email@example.com