HGMH Welcomes New Family Doctors

Posted: Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Alexandria, Ontario, (September 26, 2017) –Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is pleased to welcome Dr. Sara Accardi and Dr. Joanne Lau to our community. Both doctors have set up new family medicine practices at the hospital, and each will also see patients in the hospital.

CEO Linda Morrow says the arrival of two new doctors will be a great boost for the hospital.

"On behalf of our hospital, I'm delighted to welcome Dr. Lau and Dr. Accardi to our community.  These two new family physicians will be a great benefit to the many patients in our region who do not have a doctor."

Dr. Accardi arrives at HGMH following a medical residency at the University of Ottawa, where she pursued medical work experience in locations from Atlanta, Georgia to Rochester, New York to Miami, Florida. She attended medical school at SABA University School of Medicine in the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba, south of St Maarten. As a doctor, she’s particularly interested in preventative health and women’s issues.  (Click here for a full profile on Dr. Accardi)

Dr. Lau completed her residency at Queen’s University, after a medical degree from the University of Ottawa. She says pursuing residencies in towns like Kingston, Peterborough, Belleville and Picton made her realize that she was interested in a community like Alexandria. “I enjoy working in smaller towns where family physicians can have a wide scope of practice,” she says. She’s also has a special interest in caring for elderly patients, which she hopes to continue in her practice at HGMH. (Click here for a full profile on Dr. Lau)

Both Lau and Accardi say they are eager to settle in a smaller community, and especially to start developing relationships with new patients and their families. “I'm looking forward to finally having my own patients that I can build a relationship with and who I'll see year after year,” says Accardi.

ABOUT HÔPITAL GLENGARRY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is a patient-centred primary care hospital located in Alexandria, Ontario. We recently celebrated our fiftieth anniversary, and have grown to provide acute care, complex continuing care, 24-hour emergency services, and rehabilitation to over 23,000 residents every year. Our team includes 150 staff members, who all take pride in bringing quality health care to our local Eastern Ontario community. www.hgmh.on.ca

For more information and media interviews:
Contact Name: Linda Morrow
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Email: jmattice@hgmh.on.ca
Phone number: 613.525.2222 x4104

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