Bridgetown, Oct. 2021:

The Mid Valley Region Physician Recruitment & Retention Committee hosted their first Community Welcome Event at The Station in Bridgetown on Saturday, 23 October. Attendees included members of the Committee, representatives of local Community Groups from Aylesford to Bridgetown that make up the catchment area of Soldiers Memorial Hospital, members of local businesses, our local MLAs, Nova Scotia Health employees, and our Honoured Guests. Three Medical Residents training at the Primary Health Care Centre– Dr. Carol Dennison, Dr. Julia Locke, and Dr. Gina MacDonald– along with Dr. Stephanie Omoifo who is currently training in the Practice Ready Assessment Program at the PHCC, and the community’s newest full-time Family Physician, Dr. Jerry Asiedu were honoured at this event. Each Physician received gifts from 14 Wing Greenwood, Village of Kingston, Town of Middleton, Village of Greenwood, and the community of Bridgetown. A surprise gift was presented to Dr. Jerry Asiedu and his wife Ama during the event from the quilting group in Wilmot.

SMH Foundation Chair, Kelly Hutton, welcomes attendees to the event.
Community Physician Navigator, Don Hyslop, introduces Dr. Jerry Asiedu to the attendees.
The Wilmot Quilting Group displays the special gift for Drs. Jerry and Ama Asiedu.
Shown above are Don Hyslop and Dr. Locke, Dr. Asiedu, Dr. Omoifo, Dr. Dennison, and Dr. MacDonald with some of the gifts they received.