Bluewater Health’s Dr. Grochowski Receives a Schulich Award of Excellence

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 8:59am

SARNIA & PETROLIA – June 14, 2022 – We are pleased to announce that today, Bluewater Health’s Dr. James Grochowski, will be presented with a Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty in Community/Distributed Sites. This award is in recognition of the tremendous amount of time and effort that Dr. Grochowski has devoted towards making the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry an inspiring and rewarding place to learn.

“I extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. Grochowski on this outstanding achievement,” says Dr. Michel Haddad, Bluewater Health’s Chief of Staff and Regional Academic Director Lambton Kent for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. “Dr. Grochowski has taken on the role of Site Director for medical residents who are doing Emergency Medicine training at Bluewater Health and has been a strong advocate for their training.  The fact that a number of the residents who train here, chose to practice here, is a testament to Dr. Grochowski’s dedication to teaching.”

Dr. Grochowski, an Emergency Physician at Bluewater Health since 2002, was also recently the recipient of the Outstanding Physician of the Year Award at Bluewater Health, which recognizes a physician who demonstrates outstanding service to patients, the organization and fellow staff members, as well as excellence in leadership and citizenship. 

This award is based on excellence in Community/Distributed Sites, with winners being selected by the Schulich Awards Committee from nominations put forward by students, department chairs, and peers.

“I am honoured to be receiving this award,” says Dr. Grochowski. “This recognition from my peers, is greatly appreciated. I feel privileged to be a part of such an extraordinary institute, where I have the opportunity to guide and mentor other future doctors.”

The award will be presented during the Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s 2022 Awards of Excellence Dinner, a special awards ceremony and dinner, being held on June 14th at RBC Place in London, ON.

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the approximately 131,000 residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitter, and YouTube.

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