The Central RHA annual public meeting tonight in Winkler will have a special presentation.

Marian Walsh, president and CEO of Bridgepoint Health in Toronto, will be the guest speaker, and will share her views on how the future of health care lies not in just saving lives, but optimizing them.

RHA Vice-chair Connie Gretsinger says what they treated 30 years ago is much different than what health officials deal with now. They've moved from immunization to prevent babies from dying, to chronic disease management in an older population.

Gretsinger adds Walsh is a strong advocate for major system transformation.

Walsh believes the current health care system no longer meets the needs of the majority of its users who have chronic and increasingly complex conditions.