Queen & # 39; s, Cornwall Hospital Partner of "Adopt a Medical Resident" - Standard Freeholder

Queen & # 39; s, Cornwall Hospital Partner of "Adopt a Medical Resident" - Standard Freeholder

With Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation Executive Director Amy Gillespie on Wednesday, Adopt a Medical Resident, Drs. Geoffrey Hodgetts of the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University announced. Photo taken on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, in Cornwall, Ont. Todd Hambleton / Cornwall Standard Freeholder / Postmedia Network

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It's time to "adopt a medical resident," a partnership between Queen's University and the Cornwall Community Hospital.

It is a fundraising in Eastern Ontario. The foundation's goal is to raise $ 135,000 a year and the cost of one licensed physician each academic year for three years (2019-2021) for inclusion in the Queen's Family Medicine-Emergency Medicine (FM-EM) -residence balance program, in which the participating physicians sign contracts to work at least two years after completing their stay in the CCH emergency room.

"Not only do we want them to stay two years, but they want to stay here to build a career," said Amy Gillespie, executive director of the CCH Foundation, in the announcement on Wednesday night. "The collaboration with our hospital, Queen's University and our wonderful community (the Foundation is) is proud to bring new medical talent to Cornwall."

Gillespie called it good news on two fronts: the foundation will help bring more doctors to the CCH, and any monies beyond this annual goal will go into getting vital medical equipment "that gives the doctors the tools they need to help patients on the spot. "