Thursday, October 16, 2014

Northern Health introduces new Medical Officer for the Northwest

There's a familiar face returning to Terrace to take on new duties with Northern Health,  as Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Sandra Allison and Health Minister Terry Lake introduced Dr. Raina Fumerton as the new Northwest Medical Health Officer.

Doctor Fumerton who first arrived in the Northwest in 2011 as a resident in public health, now returns to lead the program plan in the region to improve the health of residents across the Northwest,  by way of promoting health choice, preventing illness and eliminating or avoiding outbreaks of illness.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendell outlined some of the traits that new Northwest Medical officer brings to the Northwest in her new capacity:

Dr. Fumerton brings a strong understanding of human health and illness, and excellent problem solving abilities, blended with population health knowledge and public health skills,”...  “It is important to bring passion and vision to this role, and Dr. Fumerton is a great example of what we look for in Medical Health Officers.”

Dr. Fumerton arrives to her base office in Terrace with a Medical Degree, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, she is currently a senior resident in the public health and preventative medicine residency program at UBC.

You can learn more about her appointment from this announcement from the Northern Health website.

For more items of interest on developments with Northern Health see our archive page.

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