Clinic rooms used to woo docs

Posted by Jamie Lee on Friday, October 12th, 2012

Maryanne Firth / The Tribune

The city is hoping new examination rooms are just what the doctor ordered.

In attempt to help recruit physicians to Port Colborne, the city is offering a different type of incentive — brand new exam rooms at Mapleview Medical Clinic.

The city is “at a crossroads” with physician recruitment, with no doctors currently accepting new patients and several longtime physicians preparing for retirement, said Joanne Ferraccioli, Port Colborne’s health services co-ordinator.

To assist with recruitment, Port Colborne has been working on creation of ancillary clinics all local physicians can refer to. These are seen as enticing, particularly to new physicians who seek to practice in a team environment, Ferraccioli said.

The city operates a dermatology clinic, plans to open a memory clinic at Mapleview on Nov. 22 and has a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease clinic in the works.

City council previously offered monetary incentives to encourage physicians to set up shop in Port Colborne.

That incentive will continue to be offered, though at a much-reduced rate.

Instead, to entice physicians, Mapleview Medical Clinic will be outfitted with two new examination rooms used not only for the Port Colborne Memory Clinic but to showcase to potential recruits.

Cost for the rooms is projected to be about $10,000. Funds will come from the city’s physician recruitment reserves.

This ensures the money is invested right into the city while incentives are still offered to set up a practice in Port Colborne, Ferraccioli said.

 

 
 
 

News Archive

 
Leading Women - Leading Girls Building Commun…
2017 Call for Nominations
Michelle CuthbertWed Nov 30th, 2016
Sale of Blackberry Cell Phones
City of Port Colborne
J. LeeMon Nov 21st, 2016
Province invests in Allied Marine expansion
Laura Barton / Tribune Staff
J. LeeWed Nov 9th, 2016
Remembrance Day
Friday, November 11, 2016
J. LeeTue Nov 8th, 2016
Bridge 21 (Clarence Street) Closure
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
J. LeeTue Nov 8th, 2016
Bridge 21 (Clarence Street) Closure
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
J. LeeMon Oct 24th, 2016
Bridge 21 (Clarence Street) Closure
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
J. LeeMon Oct 17th, 2016
Port Colborne fire department sets sights on …
Steve Henschel / NTW
J. LeeThu Oct 6th, 2016
1 2 3 4 Next »