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. Three satellite offices are located in Ayr, Burford, and St. George.
To effectively deliver team-based quality care to optimize the health and wellbeing of our patients, their families and the community.
OUR CORE VALUES
IN 2017 WE SERVED
Patients In Our Communities
Board of Directors
Chair, Linda Thurston-Neeley
She is our spokesperson and the community advocate providing leadership to the organization.
Vice-Chair, Suzanne Moffatt
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/Interim Exec. Director, Jodi Meier
Usually the Executive Director of the FHT takes minutes and handles all correspondence with the Board.
Treasurer, Kandace Macara
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