SMH Foundation supports Bridgetown Regional Community School

L-R: Carolyn Brown, Resource Teacher at BRCS and John Smith, Vice-Chair of SMHF

Soldiers Memorial Hospital Foundation is pleased to help fund the rebuilding of the Sensory Room and Fine Motor Olympics Program in the Learning Center at Bridgetown Regional Community School. The Sensory Room is a quiet, gently stimulating space where students with ASD can go to relax, calm down, or get away from everyday stimuli. The Sensory Room also helps reduce disruptive behavior and it’s a very important part of helping children learn to self-regulate their behaviors, which ultimately improves their focus.

SMHF purchases needed health care equipment for Soldiers Memorial Hospital and has expanded to extend funding to selected health-related programs. These programs include the Kings and Annapolis Counties’ Senior Safety Programs, Active Kids Healthy Kids Society, and Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee. The Foundation also provides scholarships to High School and University students that are– or will be enrolling– in the field of health care.

If you would like further information about volunteering or contributing, please contact the Foundation at 902 825-4202 or foundation-smh@nshealth.ca

Physicians’ Community Welcome Event 2022

Dr. Miller Makramalla, Dr. Omorede Osayande, Dr. Lydia Melanson, Dr. Ama Asiedu, and Dr. AC Silver display the gifts donated to them by the Town of Middleton, 14 Wing Greenwood, Village of Kingston, Community of Bridgetown, and Village of Aylesford. The Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee appreciates the generosity of these communities.

The Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee offers a very sincere THANK YOU to the organizations and businesses that provided items for the gift baskets given to the Physicians and Medical Residents at the Community Welcome Event held at 14 Wing Greenwood on Saturday, 22 October. Your generosity and interest in the program are truly appreciated by the Committee and the recipients!

Promoting our Region & Facilities

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee members Anne Crowell and Don Hyslop travelled to Dalhousie University’s Family Medicine Resident Education Weekend in St. Andrews, NB in late September to promote our area and health care facilities to these medical professionals.

Pictured below are Anne and Don at the booth and presenting our booth prize– a Medical Bag (compliments of SMH Foundation and Valley Drug Mart Pharmasave)– to Dr. Marissa Ley.

Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee members Anne Crowell & Don Hyslop
Anne and Don present Dr. Ley with a Foundation-logo’d Medical Bag. Congratulations, Dr. Ley!

New Physicians in our area

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Ama Asiedu has joined our practice as a full service Family Physician and staff physician at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Dr. Asiedu joined our team last week and is accepting new patients from the 811 Need a Family Practice Registry. Please join us in warmly welcoming Dr. Asiedu to our team!

Once again we are thrilled to announce the addition of another family physician to our clinical team at Middleton Collaborative Practice. Dr. Omorede Osayande has opened her family practice with us this week, and will also be providing inpatient hospitalist coverage as a staff physician at Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton. Dr. Osayande will be accepting patients from the 811 Need a Family Practice Registry. Dr. Osayande and her family are enjoying their transition to Middleton and we hope they feel so welcome they will plan to stay long term in our community.

Middleton Collaborative Practice
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We are excited to welcome resident physician Dr. Lydia Melanson who will be based in Middleton while she completes her Family Medicine Residency training over the next two years. Please note: resident physicians share in the care of patients in our practice but do not take on their own patients. Welcome to the Valley, Dr. Melanson!

Welcome, Dr. Makramalla!