February 14, 2020
GRANDE PRAIRIE – Local residents now have improved access to obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) care with the recruitment of a new physician now practising in the community.
Dr. Modupe Omole is an obstetrician and gynecologist working out of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital.
“I would like to welcome Dr. Modupe Omole and her family to Grande Prairie,” says Tyler Shandro, Minister of Health. “Helping ensure women have access to the health services they need close to home is always important. This is especially true for growing families in northern Alberta. With 1,700 babies born in Grande Prairie last year, there is no doubt Dr. Omole’s skills will be put to very good use.”
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Dr. Omole to the community,” adds Dr. James Pope, QEII Hospital Facility Medical Director for Alberta Health Services (AHS). “She’s a great addition to our local care team and will help increase our residents’ access to obstetrics and gynecology care, and provide more support to our current physicians.”
Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Omole completed her medical training at the University of Ibadan, followed by a medical residency at the Crozer Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania. She joins four other OB/GYN specialists currently practising in the city.
Dr. Omole moved here in December with her husband (who is also a physician), son and daughter. “My husband enjoys photography and table tennis,” she says. “My son loves sports, particularly soccer and swimming. My daughter loves to do crafts and enjoys tennis.”
Dr. Christa Delacruz, Zone Clinical Department Facility Chief for AHS at the QEII, says she is happy to have Dr. Omole join the local medical community.
“We have a young, growing community and her skills will help provide timely access to obstetrical services for Grande Prairie residents,” says Dr. Delacruz.
AHS continues to recruit for family physicians across northern Alberta to meet community needs. AHS has physician resource planners who are dedicated to identifying and pursuing international and domestic physician recruitment opportunities. They work closely with various community partners and organizations, such as local Health Advisory Councils, the Rural Health Professions Action Plan, and independent physician recruitment and retention committees.
Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
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