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Doctor Recruitment & Retention

Visit the physician recruitment website: www.allistonareadocs.ca

The Town of New Tecumseth established the Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee to continue the work of its forerunner Community and Hospital Physician Recruitment Task Force Committee. The new Committee was formed in 2004 and charged with a mandate to develop recommendations to oversee strategies that address the recruitment and retention of physicians for the community serviced by Stevenson Memorial Hospital. The Committee meets monthly with representation from the Townships of Adjala-Tosorontio and Essa, the Towns of Innisfil and New Tecumseth, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, physicians, the industrial/business sector and the community at large.

The efforts of the Committee have proven to be effective in both attracting new physicians and retaining services of existing physicians.

The Committee continues to pursue options to encourage existing physicians to continue to practice here and to express sincere appreciation for the invaluable service they provide. A comprehensive video has been produced which illustrates the services and facilities Stevenson Memorial Hospital has to offer to medical students who are researching their options as they approach completion of their medical education. The video also provides a glimpse of life in New Tecumseth and surrounding area. This recruitment initiative has been well received at recruitment fairs attended by Stevenson Memorial Hospital staff and physicians in recent years. The video is available in both VHS and DVD formats by contacting Kate Mooij at Stevenson Memorial Hospital.

May 5 Breakfast ImageStevenson Memorial Hospital continues to be an active partner in the Committee through participation in recruitment fairs, welcoming visiting physicians, and hosting rural health days to name a few.

Activities sponsored by the Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee are funded through donations, sponsorship’s and municipal contributions. To learn more about becoming a sponsor contact Kate Mooij, Coordinator, Community Relations at Stevenson Memorial Hospital 705-435-3377, Extension 3254.