Action team makes progress on collaborative health centre plan


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Hope is to attract and retain doctors for Bridgewater area
by Stacey Colwell © 2012 Lighthouse Publishing

BRIDGEWATER — If you build it, they will come.

That’s pretty much the philosophy of a new action team dedicated to helping recruit and retain doctors in the Bridgewater area by establishing a collaborative health centre.

“The building is the magnet,” said Dr. Peter Vaughan of South Shore Health in an interview earlier this year.

“If you look at the communities that have been successful in recruiting and retaining physicians, they have developed their own … community health centres. That’s the missing ingredient in this community.”

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