Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic To Close

Tuesday June 18th, 2019

Posted at 5:20pm


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Windsor Regional Hospital is closing their Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Clinic as of November 1st.

In addition, the hospital says that they will be discontinuing its unfunded stipend and other payments to the physician who operates the clinic.

As a Level 2c Maternal Program they hospital says that they have been the only such hospital funding and operating such a clinic and paying a stipend to the physician in a hospital setting in addition to his OHIP billings received from the government.

The hospital say the changes comes after an independent review indicated the internal funding of both the clinic and the physician’s stipend and other payments is unsustainable given the Level 2c program operated at WRH.

They say that the physician’s privileges to practice medicine at Windsor Regional Hospital are unaffected. He can continue to practice but without the unfunded stipend and other payments made to him. The hospital says that the physician has not identified his future intentions to the hospital.

Both the stipend and clinic cost the hospital in excess of $460,000 a year to fund without independent funding.The lack of independent funding is historical and is not as a result of any funding changes made by the current government.

The decision of the Board of Directors to end the unfunded physician’s stipend and discontinue the clinic was reaffirmed by the OBGYN professional staff as a whole on June 17th,2019. The OBGYN professional staff team and administrative clinical team will work together to ensure a seamless transition occurs.

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