Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Welcomes New Physicians

CHATHAM-KENT: November 22, 2021 – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the addition of new physicians to the organization.  Dr. Matthew Renaud joins CKHA as an Emergency Medicine Physician, Dr. Yasser Soliman joins the Paediatrics department and Dr. Stacey Speer joins as a Radiologist.
“We are pleased to welcome Doctors Renaud, Soliman and Speer to our clinical team and the community of Chatham-Kent,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, Chief of Staff, CKHA. “Their contributions to our programs and services will be a great addition to CKHA and help us further our commitment to delivering Patient and Family Centred Care.”
Dr. Matthew Renaud
Dr. Matthew Renaud has joined the Department of Emergency Medicine full-time.  Dr. Renaud first came to CKHA to begin his one-year residency in July 2020 as part of Western University’s Canadian College of Family Physicians – Emergency Medicine Program (CCFP-EM).  Dr. Renaud has successfully completed his residency in June 2021 and will now be working alongside the team in Emergency Medicine. The Department of Emergency Medicine as well as CKHA welcomes Dr. Renaud and is excited to have him be part of the team.

Dr. Yasser Soliman
Dr. Yasser Soliman has recently decided to join the Paediatrics department of CKHA. As a Neonatologist by training in renowned Canadian centres, and an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Dr. Soliman brings over 12 years of experience to CKHA. He has been recognized for dedication to medical education in three Canadian universities due to his commitment to teaching the next generation of physicians.
Dr. Soliman earned his Medical Degree in Egypt and received his Fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine at the University of Calgary and his Fellowship in Neonatal Transport Medicine at the University of Toronto. Prior to his family’s recent move to Southwestern Ontario, he practiced in both Toronto and in the province of New Brunswick. Dr. Soliman is now accepting patient referrals and is located at the Chatham-Kent Child and Adolescent Clinic, 202 King St. West in Chatham.  His office can be reached at 519.358.1880.
“I have felt very welcomed and supported by my colleagues here at CKHA,” said Dr. Soliman. “I have four children so Chatham-Kent was appealing to me to raise my family as well as have access to the bigger centres nearby.”

Dr. Stacey Speer
Dr. Stacey Speer grew up just outside of Thunder Bay in the town of Schreiber, Ontario. She began her medical training in nursing at Confederation College and Lakehead University. She then proceeded to get her Masters of Nursing at Athabasca and then her Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from Western University.  In August of 2010 she decided to attend medical school and received her Doctor of Medicine from McMaster University in May of 2013. Since then, Dr. Speer completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Western University and then began working at London X-Ray Associates. 
“Coming from a small rural community, it feels wonderful to move to an area that reminds me so much of my roots. I’m looking forward to making a home here in Chatham-Kent and getting to know my new neighbours,” said Dr. Speer.
About CKHA
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200 bed community hospital, serving the residents of Chatham and rural Kent including Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations. Formed in 2018, CKHA is committed to delivering quality and safe care at its two sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg. CKHA collaborates with other partners to deliver care across its community. CKHA’s dedicated team is comprised of approximately 1,400 staff, 200 physicians and 300 volunteers. CKHA provides a full range of programs, services and specialties from internal medicine and surgery to women & children’s and critical care; it is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. CKHA is equipped with state of the art diagnostics and technology to support its varied programs. CKHA’s vision: Together, growing a healthier community, underscores a movement to improving the population’s health. Grounded by its values “CKHA CARES” (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety), CKHA commits to continuously improve the patient experience in partnership with patients, families and caregivers. 
For more information, please contact:
Brian Vandooren, Director, Medical Affairs & Medical Recruitment
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
bvandooren [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 
519.352.6400 x 6053
Media requests:
Emily Field, Communications Specialist
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
efield [at] ckha [dot] on [dot] ca 

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