March 2, 2015 • Written in Community Support Practicing Physicians 0 Comments

Tagged with Alberta Announcements Award of Distinction Awards Nanton Physician appreciation Practising Physicians RPAP RPAP Health Workforce for Alberta • Written by Jonathan Koch

Dr. John Tenove of NantonA rural Alberta physician who has served Nanton and area residents for over three decades is the recipient of the 2014 Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP) Rural Alberta Physician Award of Distinction.

Dr. John Tenove of Nanton was selected by the RPAP board as the award’s 11th recipient in recognition of his outstanding commitment to rural medicine and to his community, and diversity of clinical practice. Dr. Tenove began practising in Nanton in 1979, and since then has grown his family and practice, tending to patients wherever and whenever the need arises while remaining actively involved in the community.

Dr. Bert Reitsma, Chair of the RPAP Board of Directors, says they are pleased that the Nanton and Area Physician Attraction and Retention Committee submitted Dr. Tenove’s name to be considered for the 2014 Award: “Dr. John Tenove has been described as an “unsung hero” and a “constant” in Nanton’s medical community. The RPAP board believes that Dr. Tenove truly epitomizes the dedication to patients and community that the award recognizes.”

Plans are now underway to recognize Dr. Tenove at an event co‐sponsored by the RPAP on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Nanton Community Centre. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Because I Said So (403-646-2111); and the Nanton Town Office (403-646-2029). Any proceeds after expenses from this awards ceremony will be donated to the construction of the New Nanton Medical Clinic.

The RPAP Rural Physician Award of Distinction was created in 2002 to recognize the contributions of all rural physicians, especially those ‘unsung heroes’ who provide Alberta rural communities with outstanding medical services and who make huge contributions to medical practice and their communities.

RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta is an independent, not-for-profit company funded by the Alberta Ministry of Health. Established in 1991 by the Government of Alberta, RPAP supports the ongoing efforts of Alberta’s rural physicians, their families and communities to improve the quality of rural health care.


For more information please contact:

Jonathan Koch
Senior Communications and Marketing Consultant
RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta
Tel: 780-423-9911 ext. 106
David Kay
Executive Director
RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta
Tel: 780-423-9911 ext. 109


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