McMaster University

McMaster University

Faculty of
Health Sciences

First joint appointment between local LHIN and McMaster

Published: May 7, 2010

Dr. Jennifer Everson has the first joint appointment between a local health integration network (LHIN) and a medical school.

The associate clinical professor of family medicine of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine will serve as the LHIN liaison for McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as the physician lead, planning and integration for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN).

Everson will work with the Faculty of Health Sciences to develop new opportunities for the Faculty’s health care students across the HNHB LHIN. She will liaise between the HNHB LHIN and the Faculty to facilitate the integration of clinical, teaching and research activities across the HNHB LHIN area.

John Kelton, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said the Faculty is proud to work with the HNHB LHIN and Everson.

"Dr. Everson is a valued team member with a wealth of knowledge. We are pleased that her skills will benefit the citizens, patients, families and health care providers in our communities," he said.

As the LHIN physician lead, planning and integration, Everson will play a pivotal role in the engagement of physicians throughout the HNHB LHIN, said Pat Mandy, CEO of the HNHB LHIN.

"The Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network is fortunate to benefit from the expertise, experience and professionalism of Dr. Everson," said Mandy. "This partnership between McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and the HNHB LHIN is another example of health care stakeholders working together to our improve health care system."

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