The Governance structure at the HSE has been overhauled in a bid to rebuild public trust in the service.
The newly established board has met for the first time today and will oversee the functions of the HSE and will answer to the Health Minister.
Two patient advocates will sit on the board which was recommended by the Scally report following the Cervical Check controversy.
"The challenge I think is to make sure that we deliver the best possible healthcare with the money available, that we focus on the patient - patient safety, patient experience - that we focus on staff as well who do amazing things every day," said Chair of the Board Ciarán Devane.
The key priorities of the board include:
The CEO of the HSE, Paul Reid, welcomed the formal establishment of the Board calling it an essential element of strengthening governance.
"The implementation of the Slaintecare health reform plan will be a key focus for us as we pursue our objectives,” said Mr Reid.
"My top priorities as the Chief Executive of the HSE are: The delivery of quality and safe services; transitioning to a new model of integrated care and strengthening confidence and trust in the organisation."
The HSE Board members are: