Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes a New Family Medicine Physician and Family Medicine Resident

CHATHAM-KENT: October 4, 2018 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new physicians to the organization. Both starting at CKHA in October, Dr. Steven Rioux joins CKHA as a Family Medicine Physician and Dr. Shannon Milkovic joins CKHA as a Family Medicine Resident.  

“Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is pleased to welcome Doctors Rioux and Milkovic to our clinical team,” says Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff, CKHA. “New and training physicians provide our staff with an excellent opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with a new generation of physicians as they work together to provide quality, Patient and Family Centred Care to our community.” 


Dr. Steven Rioux joins CKHA as a Family Medicine Physician.

Dr. Steven Rioux (Ree-O) started as a Family Medicine Physician at CKHA on October 1, 2018. After growing up in Kitchener-Waterloo Region, Dr. Rioux received a Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Honors Specialization, at the University of Western Ontario. He then attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude in 2015. Following this, Dr. Rioux returned to North American to complete his Family Medicine Residency at the St. John Hospital and Medical Centre in Detroit, Michigan in 2018. During his time in Detroit, Dr. Rioux earned the Resident Teaching Award from Wayne State University for his work with medical students. He holds licenses with the Medical Council of Canada and has a Michigan Medical License. 

“Chatham-Kent Health Alliance offers a nice facility and friendly staff which influenced my choice to join the organization,” says Dr. Rioux. “I’m excited to be a part of the team and to live closer to family.” 


Dr. Shannon Milkovic joins CKHA as a first year Family Medicine Resident.

Starting later in October, Dr. Shannon Milkovic (Mill-co-vick) joins CKHA as a first year Family Medicine Resident. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2013, where she earned a Bachelor of Medical Sciences, Honors and was a Western Scholar. She later completed her formal education at University of Limerick, Ireland, where she earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2018. While studying at UWO, Dr. Milkovic spent her summers volunteering in CKHA’s Ambulatory Care and Day Surgery departments. She also participated in MedQUEST, a program offered by students of UWO’s Schulich School of Medicine that provides hands-on experience in various healthcare professions. Dr. Milkovic’s decision to become a physician was influenced by her participation in this program. 

“Although I enjoyed the opportunity to travel and study abroad, I look forward to being back in Chatham-Kent and serving the community that I grew up in,” says Dr. Milkovic. 

As a Resident, Dr. Milkovic will spend the next two years gaining experience from local physicians who provide support and direction to complete the hands-on portion of her medical training. She joins first-year Residents Dr. Lanz-O’Brien and Dr. Brent Rowden, as well as second-year Family Medicine Residents Dr. Rob Wismer, Dr. Aaron Gross, Dr. Adam McDowall and Dr. Hina Jhawer. 

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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 here to read CKHA’s Fast Facts.

To arrange an interview, please contact:

Katherine Stinson

Communications Specialist

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance 

519.352.6400 x 5326

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