Creston Valley Health Working Group*
Recruitment News Update
Announcement - Welcome, Dr. Kurt Jordan
Creston Valley Health Working Group is delighted to announce that Dr. Kurt Jordan and his wife, Victoria, have chosen Creston as their new permanent home. Dr. Jordan will be joining Summit Medical Clinic (located across from Creston Valley Hospital) beginning his practice in February.
Dr. Jordan learned of Creston's recruitment of Family Physicians at a conference attended by CVHWG this past year. He was pleased to provide locum services to allow himself and currently practicing physicians to work together prior to making a commitment to permanent relocation to Creston.
In building his clinical practice which is scheduled to commence February 6th, Dr. Jordan will be accepting new patients. Those who are new residents of Creston Valley, or those who have been previously orphaned (without a physician for a minimum of 6 months) are invited by Summit Medical Clinic to drop by their office to pick up an information packet during regular business hours.
*Physician Recruitment Program
This unique and comprehensive award-winning program addresses multiple layers of recruitment, as well as successful integration of newly arrived family Doctors to Creston. Facilitated by our Physician Recruitment Consultant, this program is supported and funded by the Regional District Directors of Electoral Areas "B" and "C" and the Town of Creston.
Successes of the program are made evident by the ongoing recruitment of permanent physicians to Creston including general practitioners who provide enhanced skills in anesthesia, surgery and obstetrics. Additionally, several locum physicians have provided relief for existing physicians to take much needed breaks, as well as filling physician absentee gaps.
*Additional Health Professions Recruitment
In addition to Physician Recruitment, the Creston Valley Health Work Group assists with recruitment of Dental, Physiotherapy and other health professionals in relocation to the Creston Valley.
Physician Recruitment Consultant
Creston Valley Health Working Group
PO Box 1339
238 - 10th Avenue North
Creston, BC V0B 1G0
P: (250) 428-2214, ext. 226
F: (250) 428-9164
Says the Health Professional...
"After 10 years in Vancouver, we were ready to move to a community with a more relaxed pace of life. Creston has the best BC has to offer - unlimited outdoor activities and wonderful weather - without the fast-paced lifestyle and expensive standard of living of most of the communities on the coast. We needed to settle in a community where we would be able to fulfill our career goals, yet still have quality time to raise our kids."
- Dr. Karen Persad