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News and Updates - Slave Lake Hospital

Posted on: December 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake Healthcare: November 2019 Update

Recruitment Update

As of Nov. 1, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Marili van der Merwe has returned from leave and is back full-time. She will slowly be transitioning back to supporting the obstetrics team in Slave Lake.

The second, and final, required General Practitioner with Anesthesia physician will be starting in January 2020. We continue to recruit to fill the vacant Family Medicine physician position, which is posted on

We are pleased that seven physicians and three nurse practitioners continue to offer services at the Slave Lake Family Care Clinic (FCC). The three Nurse Practitioners include:

  • Cheryl McDowell (full-time)
  • Louise Peterson (full-time)
  • Brittney Tradewell (full-time)

One Nurse Practitioner remains on leave.

Until we are able to return to a full staffing complement, the current Family Care Clinic hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will remain in effect. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to resume regular hours as safely and quickly as possible.

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