Board of Health Announces new Medical Officer of Health for Algoma


The Board of Health for Algoma Public Health would like to announce the appointment of Dr. Marlene Spruyt as Medical Officer of Health (MOH) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the District of Algoma, effective January 3, 2017.

“The Board of Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Spruyt to our region,” says Lee Mason, Chair, Board of Health. “We look forward to Dr. Spruyt’s experience and leadership in continuing to improve health protection and promotion for Algoma citizens.”

After practicing family medicine for 25 years, Dr. Spruyt made the transition to full time public health in 2011 when she was appointed MOH/CEO of Timiskaming Health Unit.

She was Chief of Staff at Memorial Hospital in Bowmanville and actively involved in the merging of the 5 hospitals in Durham region to become Lakeridge Health.

She is a Past President of the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Her passion for Northern Ontario resulted in a mid-career move to Manitoulin Island in 2003. She currently holds an appointment with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as an Assistant Professor and is a Medical Advisor to their Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) Committee.

Within public health she has a particular interest in early child development, road safety and health equity.

This appointment is contingent on approval by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.