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L to R: Dr. Catherine, Penney, Dr. Trudy O'Keefe and Dr. Sarah Kredenster

Dr. Catherine Penney, associate professor of family medicine and chief of staff and chief of family practice at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, has been honored as the Family Physician of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador.

by Sharon Gray

Dr. Catherine Penney, associate professor of family medicine and chief of staff and chief of family practice at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony, has been honored as the Family Physician of the Year for Newfoundland and Labrador. Since 1972, The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has honored family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine. This year's outstanding Family Physicians of the Year – one from each Canadian province – are recognized for excellence in family medicine by providing exceptional personal care to their patients, sharing their knowledge and insights with their colleagues and with physicians in training, and giving back to their communities. The national award recipients are nominated by their peers, other health care colleagues, community leaders and patients, and provincial Chapters of the CFPC. All applications are reviewed by the CFPC's Honors & Awards Committee and Research and Education Foundation.

Arriving in Newfoundland from the UK in 1977, Dr. Catherine Penney has since made an unforgettable difference to her community. Born in Rugby, England, she attended the Middlesex Hospital Medical School at the University of London. In her final year, she spent a two-month elective period in Northwest River, Labrador with the International Grenfell Association. This experience inspired her to return to Labrador as a traveling doctor, and later begin practicing family medicine in St. Anthony, Newfoundland. Since 2000 she has served as chief of staff and chief of family practice. Dr. Penney works in the Emergency Department. She looks after complex inpatient cases, oversees the local long term care facility and runs family practice clinics. In 2001 Dr. Penney became a certificant of the CFPC. She moonlights as a Civil Aviation Medical Examiner, performing medical assessments required for the certification of licensed aviation personnel in Canada.

Cate and her husband, Roger, have two daughters. Nicola is a medical student at McMaster University, and Victoria is an education student at Memorial University. A former Girl Guides leader, Cate loves cross country skiing, gardening, and reading.

Another Family Physician of the Year has a Newfoundland connection. The Family Physician of the Year for New Brunswick is Dr. Jennifer Hall, MUN Med Class of 1992. Dr. Hall started her career in Newfoundland, working with the Newfoundland Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation. Awards for the 10 recipients were handed out in Vancouver on Oct. 15.



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