November 30, 2017 • Written in Allied Health Community Support Practicing Physicians 0 Comments

Tagged with Blairmore Crowsnest Pass • Written by Lucas Warren Jonathan Koch

Dr. Allan Garbutt is imprinted on southwest Alberta.
Growing up in Calgary, his father introduced him to the prairies and mountains of the southwest as a young boy. He kept coming back, eventually becoming a physician in Blairmore in the Crowsnest Pass.
According to Dr. Garbutt, the challenge is the joy of the job.
"Your neighbour gets hurt, you're the nearest available help, the babies don't care that it's a day off, they will come when they come."
Liz Cook, a Registered Nurse and Acute Care Manager at Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, says anything walks through the door, and you never know what you will see next. A great team and the camaraderie makes for a fun working environment in the Pass, and the broad spectrum of emergencies professionals experience is "a bonus".
"You're everything here, you're in every department," Cook adds. "Nurses that end up in a ...placement process that ends up rural, I think they come away not wanting to work anywhere else."
Dr. Bert Reitsma fell in love with the Pass after a visit to the community. Dr. Reitsma says the relationships that are created when you're part of a more close-knit rural community are personally rewarding.
"Our dream more or less was, at the Fall of my career, was to have a better connection with social and professional, this was the perfect fit, and we live it every day."


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