Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Surgeon Recognized for Service to Ontario Medical Association

CHATHAM-KENT: July 12, 2018 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) celebrates the accomplishment of Dr. Nadine Yammine, a local head and neck surgeon, for her award from the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). 

Dr. Yammine, a past Chief of Otolaryngology and past Medical Director for Ambulatory Care at CKHA, received the Ontario Medical Association’s (OMA) Glenn Sawyer Service Award at the Association’s Annual General Meeting in May. Granted in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession or public at the community level, Dr. Yammine is extensively involved in both the OMA and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). In her roles with OMA and CMA, Dr. Yammine has brought physician insights to issues on local, regional, provincial and national levels through specific motions, media interviews, letters to editors and meetings with MPPs & MPs.

“I am humbled to be awarded the Glenn Sawyer Service Award. Taking care of patients and bringing their issues all the way to our national and provincial regulatory bodies is a great privilege. Being nominated and awarded the Glenn Sawyer Service Award by my physician colleagues in recognition of my contribution is a tremendous honour!” says Dr. Yammine.

Since 2013, Dr. Yammine has been the District 1 Chair for OMA. During her term as Chair, she developed and delivered six physician health and wellness programs for District 1 physicians. She is also currently the national CMA representative for the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Locally, she is past-president and past-treasurer for Kent County Medical Society (KCMS). During her term with KCMS, she grew membership, balanced the budget and expanded community activities. 

Dr. Yammine is also a passionate advocate for improving the health of rural Canadians. She has been instrumental in developing programs and delivering motions that specifically address obstacles to patients living in rural areas like Chatham-Kent. 

“Dr. Yammine is an advocate for the medical profession both provincially and locally. Her commitment to addressing the challenges facing healthcare in rural communities shows her dedication to CKHA and the community we serve,” says Lori Marshall, President & CEO, CKHA. 

Dr. Yammine attended Western University where she completed her undergraduate and graduate education receiving a Masters in Health Promotion. She attended medical school at the University of Ottawa followed by training in Otolaryngology at McGill University. After her residency, she completed a yearlong fellowship subspecializing in Laryngology. She is the only laryngologist in Southwestern Ontario and takes care of a number of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. Dr. Yammine is an adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Western University, Schulich School of Medicine where she teaches and mentors medical students and residents. 

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About CKHA 

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200+ bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies.  Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario.  With sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of approximately 1,360 compassionate staff, 178 physicians and 300 volunteers who serve the medical needs of 102,000 residents in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.  CKHA is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. For more information, click hereto read CKHA’s Fast Facts.

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Katherine Stinson

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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 

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