New Medical Officer of Health announced

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Medicine Hat will once again have a full time medical officer of health.  Alberta Health Services announced that Dr. Lena Derie-Gillespie will be the third Medical Officer of Health in AHS South Zone and that she’ll be based out of the Gas City.  Derie-Gillespie is originally from Oyen and lead Medicine Health officer Dr Vivian Suttorp says her experience in rural medicine will be an invaluable asset to the population health and public health teams, zone leadership and provincial programs.   Derie-Gillespie is also pursuing a Master’s degree in public health.