Another Successful Year for Doctor Recruitment in Sudbury

November 11, 2014

SUDBURY, ON –  Internationally trained specialists, home-grown family doctors, and First Nations and palliative care providers highlight this year’s list of new physicians in Greater Sudbury.

A total of 16 physicians established new practices in Greater Sudbury in 2014. They include 2 Emergency Medicine physicians, 5 family doctors, and 9 specialists in the fields of cardiology, obstetrics/gynaecology, oncology, anaesthesia, general surgery, and pathology.

Five of the new family doctors grew up in Sudbury, and one of them has a special interest in palliative care and pediatric oncology. Three of the new specialists have been internationally trained, and one specialist has an interest in First Nations health care and Aboriginal women’s health.

Seven of the new doctors this year studied at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

“This year’s crop of new doctors is an excellent blend of family doctors and specialists, internationally trained physicians, and people raised here in Sudbury who want to practice medicine in their home town, “ says Dr. Chris Bourdon, HSN’s Chief of Staff and Vice President of Medical and Academic Affairs. “It’s another great year for physician recruitment in our city and these doctors will definitely help make primary and specialized care more accessible to patients in our city.”

Every year HSN partners with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to actively recruit physicians to the city. Since 2000, 214 physicians have  established practices in Greater Sudbury.

“The City of Greater Sudbury is committed to working with community partners to promote our city as a leader in health care, research and education with superior quality of life,” says Marianne Matichuk, Mayor of Greater Sudbury. “It is important that our citizens have access to quality health care, and thanks to the dedication of city council, city staff and our partners, the message is getting out that Greater Sudbury is a world-class city in which to live, work and play.”

“The Physician Recruitment Program continues to be of significant importance to our community and the Chamber is proud to have been a partner since inception,” said Debbi Nicholson, President and CEO of the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce. “It is wonderful to see that many of the new physicians grew up in our community and studied at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. The chamber applauds those who have contributed to this program throughout the years, including the Chamber members who annually provide exclusive offers and cost saving benefits to new physicians who choose to practice in our community.”

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