Fifth doctor for Fort St. James

A fifth physician has signed on to come to Fort St. James, announced at the Stuart Lake Hospital by April Hughes of Northern Health today.

A fifth physician has signed on to come to work in Fort St. James after what April Hughes of Northern Health called “one of the fastest physician recruitment” efforts ever.

“That is a testament to the community, and of course, a testament to Dr. Stent and to Kathy (Marchal) for all the work they have done,” said Hughes.

She made the announcement today at the Stuart Lake Hospital celebration for the 40-year anniversary of the hospital.

Dr. Putter is the newest physician to sign on with Northern Health to come to the community, and he signed on yesterday (Friday) to give final confirmation.

Dr. Meyer and the two Dr. Van Zyls also have already agreed to come to Fort St. James. All of the new physicians will be joining Dr. Stent, who has maintained a practice in the community as the lone physician.

While there are no start dates yet for Dr. Putter, Dr. Meyer is expected later this month and both Dr. Van Zyls will begin in January.




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