Keyano College and the Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will see PCN move into the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre.
The Primary Care Network is expected to start operations at the Sport and Wellness Centre in the spring of 2012.
Keyano College and the Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network have signed a memorandum of understanding, which will see PCN move into the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre. The Primary Care Network is expected to start operations at the Sport and Wellness Centre in the spring of 2012.
“This is great news for the community,” said Dr. Kevin Nagel, President & CEO, Keyano College.
“Here is an example of two public sector partners coming together to collaborate, enhance services and space utilization, and provide invaluable lifelong wellness opportunities to our community, staff and students.”
“We are excited about our move to Keyano College,” said Jill Sporidis, Executive Director, WBPCN.
“The Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre is a beautiful facility with great equipment, knowledgeable staff, and a location that is easily accessible for our clients.”
The WBPCN clinic will operate from space that is currently being renovated on the first floor of the Sport & Wellness Centre just across the hallway from Shell Field. Additionally, space on the second floor will be utilized for those in program planning and coordination roles.
“We are excited to explore ways that we can work together,” said Wade Kolmel, Director, Sport & Wellness.
“Staff and clients of the WBPCN will be able to make use of our equipment and facilities during their regular business hours, times when demand from our students and members is traditionally slower. They also offer services, programs and expertise that will benefit our staff, students and athletes. To say that we’re excited about this partnership would be an understatement.”
“We were in a situation where we had to look for a sustainable space alternative,” said Sporidis.
“We see the move to Keyano College as a positive step forward for our organization and the thousands of patients we serve in this region. It will also allow us to realize synergies that could only come from merging health care and education together in this meaningful way,” she added.
The Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network, also known as the WBPCN, is a made in Alberta model of health care whereby local family physicians make a formal agreement to work as an interdisciplinary team with other health care professionals to provide comprehensive primary care programs and services to the community.