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May 11, 2012
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Physician recruiter receives national peer award

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Sheila MacLean, Physician Recruitment Coordinator for the province, was the recipient of the 2012/13 Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR) Recruiter Recognition Award, says Minister of Health and Wellness Doug Currie.

“This recognition of Ms. MacLean by her peers is a testament to her leadership, vision and success in physician recruitment,” said Minster Currie. “Ms. MacLean’s dedication to her job is evident every day and her recognition with this award is well deserved.”

The CASPR Recruiter Recognition Award recognizes a CASPR member who has been selected by his or her peers as a leader who has developed innovative and collaborative approaches and solutions resulting in successful physician attraction and retention in their community.

Ms. MacLean has been in the Physician Recruitment Coordinator role for the past seven years. Her efforts have effectively resulted in the success achieved in the recruitment and retention efforts for family physicians and specialists to the province. Since 2007, 62 physicians have been recruited and retained in Prince Edward Island. Ms. MacLean has also been instrumental in bringing together partners in the province to develop a toolkit for internationally educated health professionals.

The Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (CASPR) is a professional organization from across Canada whose members’ primary role is to recruit physicians for their communities, local hospitals and other healthcare organizations. CASPR offers a means for Canadian Physician Recruiters from coast to coast to share best practices, techniques and tools for physician recruitment and retention.

“With the creation of the Recruitment and Retention Secretariat in 2009, our government showed its commitment to recruiting skilled health professionals for our health care system,” said Minister Currie. “I commend all our staff in the secretariat for their successful efforts and their continued dedication to growing our Island health care system.”

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Media Contact: April Winchester
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