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It's a big day for the health care sector in the province but if everything goes according to plan, the average patient shouldn't even realize there has been a change.

12 health regions across Saskatchewan, including the Five Hills Health Region here in Moose Jaw are now the Saskatchewan Health Authority as of Monday morning.

CEO Scott Livingstone says it's been a lot of work to get here and they still have more to do.

"The strategy has been to roll all existing staff into the organization on day one, to ensure that people in leadership roles have the opportunity to apply for new roles and also to ensure that those leaders, who are currently in the system are available to ensure that care is provided seamlessly to our patients and safely."

Roughly 44,000 people that work in the healthcare sector will be shifted into the Sask Health Association making it the largest organization in the province. While the new SHA is officially off and running, Livingstone says it will take years for the organization to truly evolve into what they want it to be.

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