Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.


Exemplary Patient Experiences, Always.

Medical Staff

The HHS medical staff consists of private practitioners who have been granted privileges to admit and treat patients in the hospital. In addition to general practice physicians, patients benefit from the services of local specialists. There are also numerous other specialists from the area who visit the hospital to provide consulting services.

HHS is affiliated with McMaster University to train medical trainees (fellows, residents, medical students and clinical clerks) at our three community hospitals. All medical trainees are under the supervision of the primary physicians.

While in the hospital your medical team may include:

HHS Medical Staff
  • Attending Physician - You will have a family physician or specialist in charge of your care. Your physician is responsible for directing your care while you are a patient in the hospital. He or she should be consulted if you have any questions about your illness or treatment.
  • Hospitalists - Patients who do not have a regular family physician or those with a family physician who does not have admitting privileges at our hospitals will be assigned one from our roster of Hospitalists while in our hospitals. Hospitalists rotate on a weekly or biweekly basis. Depending on your length of stay and when you are admitted, you will be cared for by one or more Hospitalists.
  • Physician Assistants - Physician Assistants, (PAs) are skilled healthcare professionals who support physicians in a range of healthcare settings to help improve timely and effective access to medical care. They are a new category of healthcare professionals - otherwise known as physician extenders - to help deal with the physician shortage across the province. PAs work under the direction of a supervising physician, who determines that individual’s clinical duties and is responsible for the care provided.
  • Midwives - Some expectant mothers may choose a midwife as their primary healthcare provider. Midwives are responsible for directing the care of their clients while they are in the hospital. The midwife consults with a physician when necessary. Midwives have admitting and discharging privileges for their patients at Oakville Hospital and Georgetown Hospital.

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