When it comes to convincing doctors to establish a practice in a community, Sudbury’s Ginette Vezina is one of the best in the country.
That’s according to the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR), which presented Vezina with this year’s national CASPR Leadership Award.
Vezina is the Director of Medical and Academic Affairs at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) and Lead for Physician Recruitment.
The CASPR Leadership Award recognizes a CASPR member who has demonstrated a superior commitment and passion for physician attraction, recruitment, and retention.
Ginette brings a wealth of knowledge, commitment and forward thinking and action to the physician recruitment and retention profession. Through her own experience in leading physician attraction, recruitment and retention in the Sudbury area she has developed a wealth of knowledge she actively shares with her colleagues from across the country,” says Wayne Heide, Administrative Director of the Manitoba Office of Rural and Northern Health and a past member of the CASPR Board of Directors.
Vezina has worked in physician recruitment at HSN since 2000.
“I’m honoured to receive this award and be recognized by my peers for the work our physician recruitment team is doing in Greater Sudbury,” says Ginette Vezina. “We’ve enjoyed tremendous success in the last decade, and we are seeing that, increasingly, Sudbury is becoming a destination of choice for top-level talent in Canada.”
Every year HSN partners with the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce to actively recruit physicians to the city. Since 2000, 214 physicians have established practices in Greater Sudbury.
Source: HSN newsrelease