It was in the late 90s that Dr. Hasmukh Patel, then a practicing family physician in Medicine Hat, Alberta, joined forces with a friend and colleague, Dr. Kabir Jivraj, in a quest to improve the quality of care for seniors in Alberta. Together the pair of doctors introduced their philosophy of person-centred care and their vision of ‘aging in place’ to the Palliser Health Region. This led to the creation of AgeCare in 1998 and the development of its first seniors’ care home in Medicine Hat.
As a founder and President & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Patel is deeply passionate about seniors care. What sets Dr. Patel apart is his willingness to continuously question what is truly possible in seniors care, as well as his courage in defining and forging a new path forward—a path that leads to operational excellence, a purposeful work environment with engaged staff and a culture of continuous improvement. Dr. Patel started a construction division, Hestia Construction, in 2008; Hestia is responsible for the design and construction of all our new care facilities.
Dr. Patel completed his Executive MBA from Oxford University and has led the rapid growth and success of AgeCare with a vision to transform and lead quality, services, and innovation in the publicly funded long-term care sector in Canada.
When he is not hard at work leading AgeCare to new heights, Dr. Patel is an avid reader and enjoys golf, travel and spending time with his family. His travel has taken him to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Inca Trail.