Family Health Teams ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. They focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion, and work with other health care organizations, such as Public Health Units and Community Care Access Centers.
PrimaCare was one of the first funded FHTs, with its inception in 2006. It serves the rural communities of Paris, Ayr and St. George with a combined 20,000 population. In 2013, PrimaCare provided services to 12,137 community members. The organization’s primary location is located in the Willett Hospital Building in Paris. Two satellite offices are located in Ayr and St. George.
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To partner with our patients: delivering team based quality care, connecting them to available health resources and improving their quality of life.
OUR CORE VALUES
We LISTEN to the patient voice and LEARN from it.
We RESPECT patient choice.
We are COURTEOUS and EMPATHETIC in every interaction.
We EDUCATE at every opportunity.
We TRUST and RELY on each other to serve in the patient’s best interest.
IN 2013 WE SERVED
Patients In Our Communities
Board of Directors
Chair, Don Cardy
He is our spokesperson and the community advocate providing leadership to the organization.
Vice-Chair, John Bell
Provides leadership and chairs monthly board meetings in the absence of the Chair.
Lead Physician, Dr. John McDonald
Liaison between the physicians and the Board providing clinical guidance to the Executive Director.
Secretary, Don Cardy
Takes minutes and handles all correspondence between the Board and the FHT.
Treasurer, Shelley Wood
Acts as an information and reference point for the Chair and other committee members.
PrimaCare physicians and community members bring a variety of skills and disciplines to the Board.
Dr. Mark Piercy
Dr. Cathy Hanley