TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, with MPP Michael Coteau, Taras Rohatyn, Executive Director, North York Family Health Team (NYFHT), and Tim Rutledge, President and CEO, North York General Hospital (NYGH) will celebrate the launch of the Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Program.
The Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Program is a new model of cancer survivorship care aiming to transfer monitoring of patients who have finished treatment to primary care from oncologists and surgeons.
This innovative program, developed by the North York Family Health Team and North York General Hospital, will alleviate wait times for newly diagnosed patients needing to see a cancer specialist, and centralize follow-up care for patients.
|When:||Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm|
|1:00 pm|| The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care arrives
at the North York Family Health Team
|1:05 pm|| Photo opportunity with Minister Matthews as she is taken on a tour of the
NYFHT with the Program's nurse practitioners
|1:10 pm|| Remarks from Minister Matthews; MPP Michael Coteau; Taras Rohatyn,
Executive Director, NYFHT; Dr. Kimberly Wintemute, Medical Director, NYFHT;
Dr. Tim Rutledge, President and CEO, NYGH; and a presentation by the NYFHT's
|Where:|| North York Family Health Team
240 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 707
*Paid parking is available
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Elizabeth McCarthy, Senior Communications Specialist