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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

About Us

North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) is a multidisciplinary team of health care providers who deliver specialized care for older adults with complex health needs, as well as expert resources for health care professionals and caregivers throughout Northeastern Ontario.

The team offers patient consultation in a clinic setting, home visits for those who are unable to attend the clinic, and telemedicine consultation, as well as regional outreach and education.

While the team has a permanent location in Greater Sudbury, outreach clinics are also held throughout Northeastern Ontario. These clinics serve residents from the districts of Algoma, Cochrane, the James Bay Coast, Nipissing, Parry Sound, and Timiskaming, allowing older adults to access the care they need, when and where they need it.

Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision

Aging with vitality, care without compromise.


Mission

Through the delivery of specialized clinical services, knowledge transfer and the advocacy of specialized program development in the field of geriatrics, NESGC improves the quality of life, independence and health outcomes for frail older adults in Northeastern Ontario.

 

Values

Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Engagement

History

The North East Specialized Geriatric Centre (NESGC) was launched by the City of Greater Sudbury in 2009 with the recruitment of Dr. Jo-Anne Clarke. Dr. Clarke was the first geriatrician to practice in Northeastern Ontario. Located at the Pioneer Manor Campus in Sudbury, the program initiated an ambulatory clinic in Sudbury, and outreach clinics in the regions of Algoma, Cochrane, Nipissing, and Parry Sound. In 2012, the clinical leadership team expanded with the addition of Dr. James Chau, Care of the Elderly Physician and again in 2016 with the addition of Dr. Susan Lane, Care of the Elderly Physician.

NESGC was operated by the City for four years before a competitive bidding process secured program sponsorship from the North Bay Regional Health Centre. With the support of the North Bay Regional Health Centre and the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN), NESGC has expanded its programs and services to include outreach clinics in Timiskaming and in communities along the James Bay Coast.

In 2016, North East Specialized Geriatric Centre transitioned to be hosted by Health Sciences North, in Sudbury.

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