NWT physician Dr. Anna Reid introduced as CMA president
Yellowknife, N.W.T. -The sound of bagpipes echoed through the gymnasium at St. Pat's High School Wednesday, as Dr. Anna Reid of Yellowknife was officially introduced as the new president of the Canadian Medical Association.
During her inaugural speech, Reid addressed three key points: the need for patient centric care, health of aboriginal people and physicians leading the charge for change.
Reid said the medical community needs to come together as one, using the example of the NWT coming together last year after the slew of tragic airplane accidents.
"These tragedies were devastating for a small Northern close knit community. But out of these horrible events what we discovered was fantastic teamwork at the accident scenes and at the hospital, and a tremendous spirit of cooperation in providing the support that was to follow."
Reid also said she is proud to work in a jurisdiction that is taking on many challenges.
"In health and health care delivery head on, in collaborative effort between doctors, health authorizes and territorial government. Here in the North with our challenges of climate, distance and lack of resources we have to be innovative."
Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus closed out the meetings with a few words and a closing prayer.
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