Shared responsibility of Medical Office Assistants (MOA) and respect from community mean better communication for clinic needs.
Innovations Tagged With:
Recruitment & Retention
A medical student seeking training in Cardiology proposed to the Mayor that the community’s Health Services Society fund his specialist education for 2 years. In return his family would commit to a 10 year return to service contract with the community.
Changes in development zone areas allow for innovative use of existing properties and micro housing to provide housing options for locums, residents, Registered Nurse coverage and more.
Regular attendance at the Medical Advisory Council (MAC) meetings allows for continued engagement and connection between the municipality and local physicians on specific initiatives, strategic planning, and health concerns related to their community.
Successful recruitment and long term retention acheived with a focus on creating a community interests between physicians, existing medical staff, and locals
Passionate local coalition lobbies for change in the way community accesses medical service, for example physician recruitment for emergency care.
Newcomers to town with young families can join interactive library services and programs and feel welcomed to the community.
From Dire Straights to Roaring Success, Urban Centres Look to Rural Community to Improve Patient Attachment Strategies
Asking for Division funding pays off and enables community to recruit and retain rural physicians
Community Council Works with Physician and Stakeholder Groups to Improve Health, Attractivness and Retention
Focus on creating healthy lifestyle opportunities such as trail networks and better transit leads to recruitment and retention of physicans – a community effort over the last eight years.
Un-filled nursing rotations filled by clustering of shifts, in turn attracting staff from centres outside of Ashcroft.
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