About Our Family Health Team

About Us

Our Vision

Every resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes has access to local team-based primary care.

Our Mission

To deliver coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered primary care in a collaborative team model.

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Our Guiding Principles

1. Leadership    2. Community-oriented

3. Effective        4. Collaboration

5. Equitable

The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team are here to ensure that every resident of the City of Kawartha Lakes has access to a family doctor working in collaboration with interdisciplinary health providers.

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Strategic Directions:

The City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team’s strategic plan has set the foundation for a clear and focused future, uniting the organization under a common purpose and strategy. Our strategy is shaped by our strategic directions, which provide clear focus and direction while allowing us to respond and adapt as circumstances evolve over the next three years. Our strategic directions for 2023 to 2026 are ;

One Team Culture – We understand the importance of a cohesive, collaborative team in supporting responsive care. Our aim is to create a healthy workplace culture that motivates staff and appeals to new talent. We want everyone to know that there is a team behind them when they access care and to ensure the processes, infrastructure, and systems are in place to support effective communications, coordination, and relationship-building between physicians and allied health staff.

Access and Service Delivery – With a focus on increasing access to care, we will collaborate with our networks and be flexible and intentional with our strategies and resources to ensure we are receptive to community needs. Leaning into the passions and interests of our team, we will continue to develop our skills and knowledge. We will remain accountable to our patients, community, and funders throughout all we do, constantly working to increase equity, consistency, and quality.

Community Collaboration – We acknowledge that the needs of the community are bigger than our organization. We will help mobilize positive change across the City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond by focusing on collaboration and building trusting relationships with our partners. We aim to further explore partnership opportunities in ways that strengthen primary care and increase impact and access. We will be data-driven, making informed decisions to offer responsive services that complement those of our partners.

To read more about our strategic plan click here 

Board of Directors

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Dr. Ruth Wilson 

President
Dr Wilson completed her family medicine residency in Thunder Bay and has lived in Lindsay for 14 years. She practises family medicine and obstetrics. She was a founding member of the CKL FHT and is happy to be involved with the board again. When not working, she and her family enjoy many of the wonderful outdoor activities that the Kawarthas have to offer.

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Dr. Naomi Ecob

I am a new-comer having joined the FHT board 1 yr ago
I am a University of Western Ontario medical graduate( Many yrs ago)
I have lived and worked in the City of Kawartha Lakes for 22 yrs , involved in several community organizations- hospice( community care), friends of Lindsay library , amnesty international ( Lindsay branch)
I am married, have 2 orange cats and I love to walk!

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Dr. Stuart Bothwell
Treasurer
Dr. Bothwell completed an undergraduate degree in the Bachelor of Arts & Science program at McMaster University (2004), received his Doctor of Medicine from The University of Western Ontario (2008), and returned to McMaster for his residency training in Family Medicine (2010). Since his graduation in 2010, he has happily lived and worked in Lindsay with the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.

Robert Simpson

For 25 years Bob worked for the Government of Ontario. He held a number of policy and operational positions over those years, including government wide operational audit, Secretary to a Cabinet Committee, head of all Ontario marketplace regulation, assistant secretary of Treasury Board and Deputy Minister of Financial Institutions and de facto member of the Cabinet Committee on Justice. In 1992, Bob decided to carry out international consulting for Canada, the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the UN. Bob planned, directed and evaluated projects in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Americas. These projects covered, central governance, national planning, budget reform, industrial development and legal reform.

Carolyn Daynes

Dedicated Chartered Accountant (CA) with twelve years of Treasurer and nine years of Deputy Treasurer experience with the City of Kawartha Lakes. Extensive experience in municipal auditing and systems for over 25 years.  Expertise in general ledger development, internal control, treasury, long term debt management, reserve management and cash management. Strong interpersonal leadership and priority setting skills.