Monday, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) announced the 2012 recipients the Reg L. Perkin Award for its family physicians of the year.
Kelly, who practises out of Summerside’s Harbourside Health Centre, was among 10 family doctors from across the country to receive the honour.
Recipients are nominated for the Perkin award by their colleagues, community leaders and the CFPC’s 10 provincial chapters.
“The Reg L. Perkin Award is special because it recognizes excellence among family physicians in Canada, as well as the diversity that makes them special,” said Dr. Calvin Gutkin, executive director and CEO of CFPC. “This year’s award recipients are perfect examples. They come from a variety of urban centres and small rural communities, they work in a variety of practices, hospitals, institutions, homes and schools, and they each make significant contributions to their home communities.
“What they have in common is the passion for quality health care and providing the best for their patients.”
The Perkin awards will be presented during Family Doctor Week in Canada, Nov. 12 to 17, during CFPC’s annual family medicine forum in Toronto.
Other recipients this year include: Dr. Stanley Lubin (Vancouver), Dr. Michel Donoff (Edmonton), Dr. Daniel Johnson (Kindersley, Sask.), Dr. Frances Berard (Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Man.), Dr. Peter Wells (Collingwood, Ont.), Dr. Andrée Gagnon (Blainville, Que.), Dr. Greg Donald (Ammon, N.B.), Dr. Jane Brooks (Middleton, N.S.), and Dr. Edgar Mayo (Burin Bay Arm, NL).
The college represents more than 28,000 members across the country and is the professional organization responsible for establishing standards for the training and certification of family physicians.