Joanne Sidorchuk is WDMH’s new Vice-President of Seniors’ Services and Administrator at Dundas Manor.
Joanne has a master’s degree and has worked in long-term care as a physiotherapist. She has been at WDMH for the past ten years and served for the past five as a clinical manager. Her many responsibilities have included managing Complex Continuing Care, which has a distinct seniors’ focus, representing WDMH in external initiatives such as the Specialized Geriatric Network of Eastern Ontario, and overseeing the Senior Friendly Hospital Plan.
“I am very exciting about this new challenge,” says Joanne Sidorchuk. “Providing special care for seniors is a passion for me and I look forward to working with two excellent teams, at both WDMH and Dundas Manor.”
This dual-role is part of the overall vision to create a Centre of Excellence for Rural Health and Education. The focus is on building partnerships to support healthy rural communities – patients in hospitals, residents in long-term care and clients in the community.
The Centre of Excellence is a collaborative that brings specific health and community care providers, educators and researchers together in one place, for greater synergy and continuity of care.