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Pathologist & Emergency Medicine Physician Welcomed to MRHA

Gary Foley, president and CEO of the Miramichi Regional Health Authority is pleased to announce the recruitment of a pathologist and an emergency medicine physician to the region. “I am delighted with the addition of Dr. Edith Nemec, pathologist and Dr. Salim Ahmed, emergency medicine physician to our medical team,” says Foley. He says the addition of Dr. Nemec and Dr. Ahmed provides a full complement of service in their respective departments of pathology and emergency medicine.


Pathologist, Dr. Edith Nemec will begin work during the month of July. She joins the health authority from Brussels, Belgium where she worked as a pathologist for the past 13 years. Dr. Nemec received her medical education and training in Brussels. “I am excited to return to Canada and especially the East Coast,” says Dr. Nemec who grew up in the province of Ontario.


Dr. Salim Ahmed joins the Miramichi Regional Health Authority from Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he practiced emergency medicine for the past 14 years. He says two of his former colleagues currently working in Miramichi highly recommended he consider locating to the region. “I was not disappointed in the area,” says Dr. Ahmed. He says the friendliness and accommodating nature of the community was a huge factor in his decision to work in the Miramichi. Dr. Ahmed begins work in the Emergency Department on July 7.

Three family doctors are expected to join the Miramichi medical staff in the next few months. Foley says the health authority is continuing to recruit for internists and a radiologist.

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