I have been a proud member of the CGMH team for the past 5 years. In addition to my clinical role as an Emergency Room physician and the current Vice-President of the Medical Staff, I am very excited to be involved in areas that enhance rural patient care. This is being done through medical education, innovation and quality improvement.
Growing up in a small town in Northern Ontario, having completed medical school at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and residency through the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP), I have developed a great passion for rural medical education and training. My career at CGMH has allowed me to pursue this passion, where I believe we can inspire learners to see how exceptional healthcare can be delivered in rural communities. Despite our small size and limited resources, we manage complex patients with great skill. Our hospital is sought after by medical trainees across the country who are looking for a comprehensive rural experience.
I’m also extremely proud to be involved in innovative projects, such as education through simulation. Through the generous support of the CGMH Foundation, we have been able to bring high fidelity simulation to our hospital. Using mannequins, realistic crisis situations are simulated in order to help learners develop the technical and team focused skills necessary to optimize responses to life threatening crises. These simulations drive our team members to continue to provide, and improve upon, high quality care in our hospital – We’re Doing It Here!