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Horizon unveils Dr. F.S. Goodine Medical Education Centre at Upper River Valley Hospital

(WATERVILLE) June 23, 2014 - The medical education centre at the Upper River Valley Hospital will honour a local physician who served the area for more than half a century. The Dr. F.S. Goodine Medical Education Centre was officially named today in a ceremony.

Throughout his 54-year career, Dr. Fred Goodine operated his clinic and made multiple house calls to patients in the community. He also served on a plenary board at the Upper River Valley Hospital. Dr. Goodine retired last year at the age of 80.                     

"I started welcoming residents from Dalhousie University to our small community in 1973," remarked Dr. Goodine, "I feel especially honored about the naming of the centre and I am delighted that the program has continued to grow to include residents of Memorial University, thanks to the work of other doctors and administrative staff."

The Dr. F.S. Goodine Medical Education Centre has accepted two students this fall to The Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) Model of Medical Education. The LIC approach to medical education offers medical students the opportunity to live and work in the same place for one full year of their first year of clerkship.

"Our government is committed to improving healthcare throughout our province. Medical training programs are an essential element in achieving this goal," said Premier David Alward. 

Horizon Health Network is proud to be an integral partner in the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick program" said Andrea Seymour, Chief Operating Officer and VP Corporate for Horizon Health Network. "It is a wonderful opportunity for students to undertake their medical studies and training in the province of New Brunswick".

Partners on hand to celebrate the naming of the centre included representatives from the Province of New Brunswick, Horizon Health Network and Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB) among other local dignitaries, as well as staff and physicians from the Upper River Valley Hospital.

The LIC model of education is also offered at The Miramichi Regional Hospital. Other medical education sites in the province include The Moncton Hospital, The Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, The Miramichi Regional Hospital and the Saint John Regional Hospital. The DMNB program is an enhancement to the already strong medicine teaching programs that exist within Horizon Health Network. 

URV Event 2014-06-23

From left: Dr. John Steeves, Associate Dean for Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick; Hon. David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick; Andrea Seymour, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President Corporate for Horizon Health Network; Dr. Fred Goodine; Hon. Hugh Flemming, Q.C., Minister of Health and Attorney General; Dean Cummings, Executive Director for Upper River Valley Hospital.

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For more information contact:

Carolyn McCormack, APR

Media Relations

1-877-499-1899

Media@HorizonNB.ca



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