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Two Sarnia-Lambton Doctors Recognized for Providing Exceptional Care to Patients



Sarnia-Lambton, ON, Wednesday September 11, 2013 – Sarnia-Lambton patients were given the opportunity for the third year in a row to nominate their physician for a Patients’ Choice Award. Dr. Dave Kim and Dr. Robert Borek were nominated by their patients for the exceptional care they have provided and for their commitment to enhancing the patients' overall experience within the health care system.

Tonight, the annual Sarnia-Lambton Patients’ Choice Award is being held at a ceremony hosted by Bluewater Health, Patients Canada (formerly the Patients' Association of Canada) and the Ontario Medical Association (OMA).

“On behalf of Bluewater Health, I’m very pleased to congratulate Dr. Borek and Dr. Kim for receiving a Patients’ Choice Award. Individuals choose to enter medicine for the opportunity to help others. It is extremely gratifying when patients recognize the contribution that their physicians have made to their lives.”

Dr. Mark Taylor, Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Chief of Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Chief of Professional Staff, Bluewater Health

Dr. Dave Kim, an emergency physician at Bluewater Health in Sarnia, has been practicing emergency medicine at Bluewater Health since 1997. Last year he was the recipient of the Bluewater Health 'Outstanding Physician of the Year' award. Patients describe Dr. Kim as caring, gentle and always willing to go the extra mile for his patients. Even in the most stressful situations, he is personable and efficient.

Dr. Robert Borek has been practicing as a family physician in Corunna for 35 years. He takes care of his patients in nursing homes and at the hospital, and he regularly makes house calls. He is described by his patients as an excellent listener, determined to get to the root of the problem and provide the best possible care.

"There is too little public awareness of good instances of the care that patients receive from their physicians and we want physicians to know that we appreciate their commitment to hearing and listening to the patient voice. By nominating special doctors, patients have made their positive experiences count as they are the fundamental basis for bringing about change to our health care system.”

Dr. Sholom Glouberman, President of Patients Canada (formerly the Patients’ Association of Canada)

“Ontario’s doctors want to congratulate Drs Borek and Kim as worthy recipients of the Patients’ Choice Award. Patients in Sarnia-Lambton continue to nominate more physicians each year, demonstrating the strong patient care in the community and the dedication physicians have to the medical profession.”

Scott Wooder, MD, President of the Ontario Medical Association

For more information, please contact:

Alison Mahon
Director of Professional Staff Programs
Bluewater Health
519-464-4400, Ext. 5422

OMA Media Relations
416-340-2862 or toll-free at 1-800-268-7215, Ext. 2862

Christina Spencer
Communications Coordinator
Patients Canada
416-785-2500, Ext. 2472

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