SARNIA & PETROLIA – June 4, 2018 – Bluewater Health invites the community to attend its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. In addition to the hospital’s end-of-year wrap-up, a nationally-renowned guest speaker is coming to address local community and medical attendees.
Dr. Jeff Turnbull, one of the founders and current Medical Director of the Inner City Health Project for the homeless in Ottawa will be the featured AGM speaker, presenting “Health Equity: Our Collective Responsibility.” Dr. Turnbull has pursued an interest in poverty and its effect on health nationally and internationally. In 2017, he announced he was leaving his position as Chief of Staff of The Ottawa Hospital, to work full-time with the homeless. He has been involved in education and health services initiatives to enhance community and institutional capacity and sustainable development in Bangladesh, Africa and the Balkans. He is the recipient of several national and international grants and awards, including the Order of Canada.
Dr. Turnbull has been the Vice-Dean of Medical Education at the University of Ottawa, the President of the Medical Council of Canada, the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and finally the President of the Canadian Medical Association.
“I am delighted to come to Sarnia-Lambton and share ideas on how rethinking traditional healthcare delivery can benefit all populations,” says Dr. Turnbull. “Bold thinking about challenges and opportunities in healthcare delivery is all about better care for people in our communities.”
Bluewater Health’s AGM includes the Auditor’s Report, election of Directors and Officers to the 2018/19 Board of Directors, presentation of the Sue Denomy Leadership Award, and reports by the Board Chair, President & CEO and Chief of Professional Staff. Agendas for Bluewater Health Board of Directors’ meetings are publicly available in advance of meetings, at www.bluewaterhealth.ca under About Us/Our Board of Directors. Bluewater Health’s Annual Report will be publicly available on the organization’s website following the AGM.
The AGM begins at 5:00 pm following the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors. The back-to-back meetings will be held in the Event Centre at Lambton College in Sarnia. Free parking and light refreshments are provided.
Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. Bluewater Health’s Mission is: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
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