2nd Orthopaedic Surgeon Recruited!

Smiths Falls, ON – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital is absolutely thrilled to announce the recruitment of Dr. Mark Roberts, Orthopaedic Surgeon.  The Hospital is pleased to report that he will join the Hospital’s medical staff in July 2010.

Dr. Roberts is an International Medical Graduate who is presently working at London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital, in London Ontario.  He has received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Imperial College, University of London in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Peter Roney, Chief of Staff says, “He will be a tremendous asset to our organization and this is phenomenal news for the communities that we serve.  We will certainly welcome him with open arms.”

Dr. Mark Roberts cited, “I was extremely impressed with the Hospital staff, physicians and administration. The dedication to care and the overall atmosphere are second to none. My family and I very much look forward to relocating to the area and becoming a part of such a wonderful community.”  He adds, “I believe I can provide a seasoned approach to patients and their referring doctor, while incorporating some of the newest techniques my specialty has to offer.”

The Clinical Chief of Surgery, Dr. Paul Anderson said, “Dr. Roberts is a welcomed addition to the Orthopaedics Department and it will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with him.”

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital would like to acknowledge Dr. Anderson and the OR nursing staff who provide a dynamic and active orthopaedic service.  Dr. Roberts will be providing hip and knee joint procedures as part of a general orthopaedic and trauma practice, as well as provide an orthopaedic clinic and office practice.  A physician referral will be required to access his services.

The addition of a second orthopaedic surgeon will go a long way in stabilizing the orthopaedics program at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.  The hospital has spent countless hours in developing relationships with potential orthopaedic candidates.  “The recruitment of physicians and specialists to the area can be a challenging process.  I am delighted by this announcement as it is key to enabling us to continue to deliver on our ability to meet the needs of patients in our area”, said Tim Carter, Chair, Hospital Board of Directors.

“Our screening for this position has been nothing less than intense and we found Mark to be the ideal candidate to fulfill our requirements.  Ultimately, to recruit a physician, the physician must see himself as part of not only the hospital but the community.  I believe Dr. Roberts is a wonderful addition to the hospital team and he and his family will make a wonderful gain to our community,” said Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO.

For more information contact:
Todd Stepanuik, President & CEO
Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
613-283-2330 ext:1130
www.psfdh.on.ca

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