Medical Centre News 2008/ 09/10

Nurse practitioner found

posted on 07/24/10

South Shore Health has secured a full-time, permanent replacement for its nurse practitioner at the New Germany and Area Medical Centre.
Primary health care director Todd Leader confirmed today, the centre will have a full-time, experienced replacement by the beginning of August.
“We’re pretty excited to have gotten this resolved so quickly," he said.
It was the resignation of nurse practitioner Rob Snelling earlier this month that sent South Shore Health recruiting for a permanent replacement.

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July 2010

With the resignation of Nurse Practitioner Rob Snelling, South Shore Health has posted the job on their web site. More information about the position.


New Germany and Area Medical Centre Open House

Date: December 11th 2009 (rescheduled date)

Time: 1:30p.m.-3:30p.m.

Drop in and welcome Dr. Kory Jollymore and Nurse Practitioner Rob Snelling to New Germany.

Everyone welcome


Both Dr. Jollymore and NP Snelling have been called out of town on Dec. 4th. so the Open House has been cancelled until further notice. Please check back for any updates.


New Germany and Area Medical Centre Open House

Date: December 4th 2009

Time: 1:30-3:30

Drop in and welcome Dr. Kory Jollymore and Nurse Practitioner Rob Snelling to New Germany.

Everyone welcome


Medical Centre Update: October 2009

The New Germany and Area Medical Centre is pleased to have the services of Dr Kory Jollymore and nurse practitioner Robert Snelling. The centre hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am until 5:00pm; Wednesday 9:00am until 8:00pm and Friday 9:00am until 4:00pm. If you would like to book an appointment please call 902-644-2361.

Other health services available at the Medical Centre include:

Blood Work by Cynthia Wilson – Every Wednesday morning from 7:30am until 11:00am

Food Clinic conducted by the VON – Every second Thursday by appointment 624-8301

Massage Therapist – Laura Beck Patton by appointment at 530-6325

Dr Kory Jollymore and NP Robert Snelling’s practices are open to those living in the New Germany and surrounding areas. Priority will be given to patients who currently do not have a family practitioner, as well as area residents who wish to transfer back to the community for primary health care services. Please call the medical centre for further information regarding becoming a new patient or transferring back to the medical centre.

Who is a ‘new patient’?

All patients who have not had an appointment with Dr Jollymore or NP Robert Snelling are considered to be a ‘new patient’ to their practices. New patients are required to have an ‘introduction appointment’ with our practitioners. This appointment is to in review past medical history, discuss current medication and plan for ongoing primary health care. Introduction appointments are an important part of the primary health care practice. It ensures high quality health care and maintains patient safety.

At this time our practitioners are doing their best to accept new patients but please keep in mind that introduction appointments, transferring health records and patient follow-up takes time. In order to address the high volume of new patients and patients wanting to return to the medical centre, all patients are being placed on a list. Both Dr Jollymore and NP Robert Snelling are working through that list of patients as quickly as possible and will continue to add new patients as they grow their practices.

Where to call when the Medical Centre is closed…

Health Link 811 - Just three numbers - 8-1-1, and you will have access to non-emergency health information and services. When you call 811, registered nurses will give you the advice and information you need and provide reassurance concerning all kinds of general health issues and questions.

Walk-In Clinic - Bridgewater-area physicians operate a daily Walk- in Clinic for patients with non-urgent medical problems. The Clinic is located at the Ambulatory Care Unit on the Third Floor of  South Shore Regional Hospital and is open Monday to Friday 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Flu Season Precautions

How the flu is spread - The flu virus is contagious and is spread the same way as regular seasonal influenza. This happens when an infected person coughs or sneezes and their germs enter the nose, eyes, or throat of another person. The germs can also rest on hard surfaces like counters and doorknobs, and can be picked up on hands and transmitted to the respiratory system when someone touches their mouth and/or nose.

Prevention

·        Wash hands often

·        Keep common surfaces disinfected

·        Cough and sneeze into your arm, instead of your hand

·        If you are sick, stay home until your symptoms are gone and you feel well enough to participate in all activities

H1N1 Flu Questions call 1-800-454-8302 or go online to www.flightflu.ca


New Release, August 2009.

South Shore Health and the Board of the New Germany and Area Medical
Centre Association are pleased to welcome Dr. Kory Jollymore to the community.
Dr. Jollymore will begin seeing patients at the New Germany and Area Medical Centre
the week of August 31. He is relocating from Bridgewater, where he has been practising
since October 2008. Moving to New Germany will allow him to offer expanded office
hours, including one evening per week. It also offers the potential for him to develop a
truly multidisciplinary medical clinic.


“My goal is to provide greater accessibility for the majority of my patients and to add
medical service to the New Germany area,” says Dr. Jollymore. “I also intend to work
with South Shore Health and the community to bring additional allied health services to
the medical centre.”


Originally from New Ross, Dr. Jollymore graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in
Halifax in 2005. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine, with an
emphasis on Rural and Remote Medicine, in Thunder Bay, Ontario as part of McMaster
University’s training program. Dr. Jollymore will be working in a collaborative practice
with Nurse Practitioner Rob Snelling, who began seeing patients at the New Germany
and Area Medical Centre in June.


“The New Germany and Area Medical Centre Board welcomes the arrival of Dr.
Jollymore. Dr. Jollymore grew up in Lunenburg County and has a vested interest in the
lives and medical well being of people living in rural settings. To have the services of a
physician and a nurse practitioner at the New Germany and Area Medical Centre will
greatly improve access to health care services for our citizens. With the staff
announcement of Dr. Jollymore, the New Germany and Area Medical Centre which was
built by the community, will be fulfilling the dream to have localized medical care
provided in this area,” says Maggie E. Lapointe, President of the New Germany and Area
Medical Centre Association.


Initially, Dr. Jollymore’s practice will be open to people from New Germany and
surrounding areas who do not currently have a physician or nurse practitioner, as well as
area residents who are traveling outside the community for care and want to transfer
back. Dr. Jollymore will be seeing patients Tuesday through Friday including one
weekday evening per week. This is not a drop in clinic. Patients must make an
appointment by calling 644-2361.


“We know how important the medical centre is to the community and are very pleased to
have both a physician and nurse practitioner in New Germany. This will greatly support
our efforts to improve access to care and respond to the needs of the community,” says
South Shore Health’s Acting CEO Alice Leverman. “We are also extremely thankful to
Dr. Tim Riding and Dr. Jim Rafferty who have been working in collaboration with Mr.
Snelling while efforts were underway to recruit a physician for the centre.”
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For more information contact:
Theresa Hawkesworth
Director of Communications
South Shore Health
902-527-2266
thawkesworth@ssdha.nshealth.ca
or
Maggie Lapointe
President
New Germany and Area Medical Centre Association
(902) 644-3844
lapmarc@ns.sympatico.ca


August 19, 2009.

New Germany gets doctor

posted on 08/19/09

A family physician has been recruited for the New Germany and Area Medical Centre.

Dr. Kory Jollymore will begin seeing patients at the centre the week of August 31. He is relocating from Bridgewater, where he has been practicing since October 2008.

Originally from New Ross, Dr. Jollymore graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax in 2005. He subsequently completed his residency training in family medicine with an emphasis on rural and remote medicine in Ontario.

"With the staff announcement of Dr. Jollymore, the New Germany and Area Medical Centre, which was built by the community, will be fulfilling the dream to have localized medical care provided in this area,” says Maggie Lapointe, president of the centre's association.

Dr. Jollymore will be working with nurse practitioner Rob Snelling. He began seeing patients in June.

Initially, Dr. Jollymore’s practice will be open to people from New Germany and surrounding areas who do not currently have a physician or nurse practitioner, as well as area residents who are travelling outside the community for care and want to transfer back. Dr. Jollymore will be seeing patients Tuesday through Friday including one weekday evening per week. Patients must make an appointment by calling 644-2361.

from South shore News Now

http://www.southshorenow.ca/

 


July 2009

The New Germany & Area Medical Centre published a special edition of their newsletter to welcome NP Rob Snelling and with information for the community.

Special Edition Flyer July 2009


June 2, 2009.

Nurse Practitioner begins practice at Medical Centre

New Germany area residents now have access to a nurse practitioner.
Nurse practitioner Rob Snelling began seeing patients at the New Germany and Area
Medical Centre today, June 2, 2009.

More information


New Germany Well Woman Clinic

June 6, 2009, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at New Germany & Area Medical Centre

Pap Smears and Information on Breast Health Available.  For you clinic appointment call Jackie at 644-2575 after May 11th.  Please leave a message.

The Mobile Breast Screening Van will be at the Medical Centre from June 1st. to 6th.  Please book appointments by phoning  1-800-565-0548


April 6, 2009

Nurse practitioner Rob Snelling will begin working in the District on May 4. He will
begin providing some services at the New Germany and Area Medical Centre later this
spring following an orientation and set up period. More details about the hours and types
of services available will be announced in the near future.

Nurse Practitioner Announcement


On December 7, 2008 the Board of Directors of the New Germany & Area Medical Centre held a tea in celebration of 15th. anniversary of the official opening.

 

Bill Alexander, one of the original builders, cuts the anniversary cake.  The well attended event confirmed the community's support for the Centre and its Board. By popular demand, here is the recipe for the punch served at the tea.

LOVE PUNCH

2 cups. sugar

6 cups water 

1 (48 oz.) can pineapple juice

5  over ripe bananas (liquefy in blender)

1 (12 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrated

1 (12 oz) can frozen lemonade

Heat sugar and water to dissolve. Cool and add juices and bananas (liquefied). Makes 2 litres. Store in containers in freezer. Remove from freezer 4 hours before serving, add ginger ale to punch before serving. (2 litres of ginger ale to 1 litre of punch.

(Thanks to Charlotte and Al Rutherford for the recipe)


New Germany gets nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioner to be hired for rural medical centre

by Paula Levy

 
 NEW GERMANY - South Shore Health (SSH) is looking for a nurse practitioner for the New Germany and Area Medical Centre.

 SSH chief administrative officer Kevin McNamara said at a recent health board meeting the green light has been given by the Department of Health (DOH) to hire a nurse practitioner to work at the centre.

 Traditionally, the New Germany centre has been home to two family physicians funded by DOH's alternate funding plan. But in the past few months, both of the full-time doctors closed their practices within a month of each other.

 Mr. McNamara said DOH physician services approved reducing the number of physicians for the community and adding a nurse practitioner. He said a nurse and physician working in a collaborative practice will be able to carry the same caseload as the former physicians at the centre.

 A nurse practitioner is a nurse with specialized skills and knowledge in health assessment and promotion, disease prevention and management of specific health problems. Nurse practitioners are able to diagnose and treat certain illnesses; order specific tests, X-rays and ultrasounds; and prescribe some medications such as antibiotics and diuretics.

 Advertising for the position will begin immediately and it is hoped the medical practitioner will be on staff in the beginning of the new year.

 Mr. McNamara said nurse practitioners are supposed to practice with a family physician. But, he said, until a full-time doctor relocates to the centre, Dr. Jim Rafferty of Caledonia will be providing the necessary support.

 The new scenario for New Germany is welcome news for medical centre board of directors president Maggie Lapointe. The board, which oversees the operation of the community-built facility, has been struggling to keep its doors open since the departure of the doctors. The loss of rental income meant there was no money to pay for operating expenses.

 But if Ms Lapointe has her way, being dependent on rental income will be a thing of the past. She said the board's long-term goal is to secure sustainable funding from DOH and the Municipality of Lunenburg.

 "As rural citizens we pay taxes and we need some of that tax money to go to support our centre," said Ms Lapointe. "We have done everything that we can to advocate for a centre that is supported and [to have] the health-care needs of our people recognized."

 She also noted having rent-free space available for a physician and nurse practitioner team will help recruit and retain the health-care professionals.

 "If we have sustainable funding for the centre, then it makes it more appealing for doctors to want to come and set up practice in a rural area," she said.

 Ms Lapointe also envisions the centre becoming more than just a doctor's office but a centre that will host satellite health-care services in areas such as mental health.

 "As a board, we're not stopping once that nurse practitioner comes in. We want a doctor in that centre and we want services," she said.

 The medical board is planning a tea on December 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. to recognize its 15 years of service in the community. Ms Lapointe said until the news of the practitioner surfaced, there was little to celebrate.



posted on 12/02/08
 

from Bridgewater Bulletin

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