Muskoka Community Foundation announces creation of health care development fund
The Muskoka Community Foundation announce last week, the creation of the Dr. William S. Monk Community Health Care Development Fund in memory a local physician, Dr. William Monk. The foundation says the intention of the fund is to support initiatives to attract, develop and retain primary health care workers in Muskoka
The Dr. William S. Monk Community Health Care Development Fund was created by Dr. Monk’s daughter, Kathryn, to honour her father’s legacy as a general practitioner and surgeon who served Muskoka for over 55 years, saying “My father’s patients took precedence over all other areas of his life. He was extremely dedicated to serving Muskoka as a doctor, and he sacrificed much of his personal life to ensure generations of Muskokans were cared for,” she said.
With a $150,000 seed investment, the Dr. William S. Monk Community Health Care Development Fund is intended to help attract, develop and retain primary, community health care workers, including doctors, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, PSWs, dental health care professionals, maternity and post-partum caregivers, mental health professionals, aging-at-home workers, end-of-life carers and death doulas, and additional healthcare workers as needed across Muskoka.