Seven new physicians have signed contracts to work in St. Paul including three with obstetrics training.
All seven physicians are required to complete competency assessments by the College of Physicians of Alberta (CPSA), an independent and self-regulating body responsible for ensuring that all physicians in Alberta have the skills required to practice safely.
There is one additional posting currently available in for a family physician with anesthesia training. St. Paul also welcomed a new surgeon earlier this year.
“We look forward to welcoming these new physicians to St. Paul,” David Hanson, MLA for Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul said. “Having family physicians with this level of skill is important to residents in the community. I would like to thank Mayor Miller for her hard work and commitment to help bring new physicians to our area.”
Two of the new physicians have begun their competency assessments. Pending the outcome of their assessments, these two physicians are expected to start in August and September. A third physician is expected to start the process in August with an anticipated start date in November.
Maureen Miller, mayor of St. Paul says, “Seven new physicians is great news for the residents of St. Paul and area. We are very excited to welcome these new doctors and their families to our community, while ensuring the health-care needs of our residents are met.”