Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is located on the St. Mary’s River between Lake Huron and Lake Superior on the U.S. /Canadian border. The Sault has all the amenities of a regional urban centre, with both the Canadian wilderness and extraordinary vacation areas in Michigan just minutes away. There is a strong cultural and arts basis in the community, and both winter and summer outdoor activities abound. The Sault has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of sports and artistic opportunities for children and adults alike. Sault Ste. Marie is served by three Canadian airlines as well as one major U.S. airline.

Sault Area Hospital (SAH) is a state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2011. With funding for 291 inpatient beds and 14 Intensivist led closed ICU beds, SAH provides emergency, primary, secondary, selected tertiary and long-term care healthcare services to the city and the District of Algoma with a catchment population of approximately 115,000.

Group Health Centre is a progressive, multi-specialty, ambulatory care health organization and is one of Canada’s first consumer-sponsored health care facilities built with private funds donated by local union members. As Ontario’s largest and longest established alternatively funded healthcare organization, Group Health Centre serves over 60,000 Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District residents.

The internal medicine program is represented by specialists in respirology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, nephrology, hematology, infectious disease, geriatrics and critical care. There is full support by all surgical specialties with the exception of cardiac and neurosurgery. Additionally, there is diagnostic imaging support which includes state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla MRI and two CT Scanners with access to interventional DI. The hospital supports a full-time pulmonary function lab, endoscopy unit, non-interventional cath lab, nuclear medicine and ultrasonography.

Neurology practice would include:
– Participation in the hospital-based secondary prevention stroke program
– Availability for inpatient consultations
– Optional participation in the acute stroke call program
– New EEG diagnostic equipment. Participation in the development of EMG programs.

Affiliation with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) provides the opportunity to teach residents and medical students.

This position is eligible for a community incentive package, as well as Ontario Ministry of Health incentives offered through the Northern Rural Recruitment & Retention Initiative and the Northern Specialist Alternative Funding Plan.

Interested applicants may contact: Christine Pagnucco, Manager, Sault Ste. Marie Physician Recruitment & Retention Program. Phone: (705) 759-3720 E-mail: