Małgorzata ŚwiątkiewiczDirector of the Żywiec Hospital InterHealth Canada, Poland

    Małgorzata Świątkiewicz is the Director of the Żywiec Hospital, the first hospital in Poland built in the PPP formula. She played an important role in taking over medical services by InterHealth Canada from the Public Partner. Her task is to introduce new standards of care in Poland, modeled on the experience of InterHealth Canada hospitals.

    She completed her medical studies at the Military Medical Faculty in Łódź and obtained a medical doctor’s diploma. After graduation, she completed a post-graduate internship at the Silesian Medical Center in Katowice, and then began working as a cardiac surgery resident at the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the Polish-American Heart Clinics in Bielsko-Biała under the supervision of an outstanding professor Andrzej Bochenek. In her career, she completed many specialization courses, including courses in heart ultrasound and percutaneous aortic valve implantation – TAVI. She also worked on innovative medical projects at the Research and Development Center of American Heart of Poland.

    Apart from medical activities, Dr. Małgorzata Świątkiewicz has her own company which provides social services – she runs a nursing home for the elderly and a nursery.

    From April 2019, she served as the deputy director for development, medical services and innovation at the Regional Hospital in Kalisz. She was responsible for the restructuring of the hospital and created a hospital recovery plan, which she then successfully implemented. In February 2020, she began cooperation with InterHealth Canada on the finalization of the project of the New Hospital in Żywiec, which began operating on September 24, 2020 and has been the director of the hospital since then.