Photo: At the signing ceremony are (back row): Dan Stringer, Treasurer, Gateway Board of Directors; Dr. Mohamed Gazarin, WDMH Chief Research Offi cer; Marieke vanNoppen, Past Chair, WDMH Board and (front row): Gwen Devereaux, Vice President, Gateway Board of Directors and Lynn Hall, WDMH Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Chief Nursing Executive and Professional Practice Leader.

by Jane Adams, Winchester District Memorial Hospital

At WDMH, our research program isn’t all about test tubes and white lab coats. It’s about supporting safe and quality care for patients and families – particularly in rural areas. We always want to learn more.

WDMH is expanding its research capabilities through a new partnership with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health. It will support shared research and the exchange of rural health expertise.

“We want to work with other institutions who have similar research goals,” explains
Dr. Mohamed Gazarin, WDMH’s Chief Research Officer. “It means that our research projects will not be limited by small sample sizes. We can work together to produce better rural research.”

Gateway is located in Goderich, Ontario. Like WDMH, it aims to improve the health status and quality of life of rural residents – through research, education and communication.

“Our values are very aligned and this research supports safe and quality care for our patients,” adds Lynn Hall, WDMH’s Senior Vice President, Clinical Services, Chief Nursing Executive and Professional Practice Leader. “We look forward to collaborating on many projects in the future.”

If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, WDMH at 613.774.1049 or by email at [email protected].



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