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By: Grandview Kids — November 3, 2016

Grandview Children’s Centre launches unique partnership with four paediatricians from Durham Region

OSHAWA, ON – Grandview Children’s Centre is committed to providing the best possible care for all children and youth with special needs from across Durham Region. As a result of that commitment, we look for innovative and creative ways in which to expand our services to clients and their families.

Grandview Children’s Centre is pleased to announce the formal launch of our Community Paediatric Associate Model. We have partnered with four community paediatricians, well known in our community for excellence in paediatric care and commitment to improving care for children with special needs and mental health issues.

Grandview’s four new paediatric associates include Dr. Tanya Buors, Dr. Sonali Mohile, Dr. Susan Campbell and Dr. Chris Montgomery.

The new Paediatric Associate Model will allow Grandview to share care with this group of doctors and help children traditionally outside of Grandview’s eligibility criteria access paediatrics. This model allows for children to be referred to one of our Community Associates to assess and manage their needs ensuring that as children they make gains in their development and no longer need direct involvement from a developmental paediatrician.

These doctors will continue to run independent practices but will now proudly boast a Grandview Associates sign for their office and will work with Grandview to help manage referrals and direct families to the level of care that is right for them.

Grandview Children’s Centre will continue to work with the broad group of excellent paediatricians in Durham Region, and in fact have formed an alliance with this group to work on advocacy related to outpatient paediatric issues for kids with special needs.

This community group joins our existing team of developmental paediatricians; Dr. Abby Siapno at our Ajax-Pickering site, Dr. Shannon Knights at our Oshawa site and Dr. Carolyn Hunt, Grandview Children’s Centre’s Medical Director working out of our Oshawa site. Dr. Hunt also provides clinics at Grandview’s Port Perry location.

Developmental and behavioural paediatrics makes up a huge portion of outpatient paediatrics.

The prevalence of Autism is staggering and the referral rate to Grandview Medical Services is expected to rise to over 1,000 referrals per year in the next year.

“Autism isn’t an issue that can be addressed by one person or agency.  Diagnosis, management and research regarding Autism and other developmental issues deserve a community committed to seamless access to care,” said Dr. Carolyn Hunt, the Medical Director of Grandview Children’s Centre. “The development of the new Community Paediatric Associate Model moves us one step closer to being able to meet those needs.  As medical director, I am thrilled to have such a highly qualified core team of developmental paediatricians and I’m incredibly proud to branch out to now include our very talented community paediatricians who have demonstrated that they are committed to the same vision and values as Grandview. I look forward to working with them to build innovative ways to serve the children and families of

About Grandview Children’s Centre

Grandview Children’s Centre is an independently operated not-for-profit organization serving 5,600 children and youth with special needs and their families in Durham Region. Grandview is the only children’s treatment centre in the region with a team of paediatric experts providing specialized programs, outpatient clinical treatment and rehabilitation services. For more information and updates, follow @GrandviewKids on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Media Contact:

Stefanie Swinson

Communications and Marketing Manager, Grandview Children’s Centre

Cell: 905-441-1783

Office: 905-721-1673 x 2240

Email: stefanie.swinson@grandviewkids.ca

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