Dr. Kevin Orrell joins CBRM health care redevelopment leadership team

The leadership team with the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment project welcomed its newest member, Dr. Kevin Orrell, as the project's senior medical director today.
The leadership team with the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment project welcomed its newest member, Dr. Kevin Orrell, as the project's senior medical director today.

Cape Breton orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Kevin Orrell has been named senior medical director for the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project.

He joins a local leadership team that will help to reshape health care delivery in Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM).

In his role, Dr. Orrell will collaborate with family doctors and specialists, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) staff and local communities to ensure the infrastructure being created will meet the current and future health needs of patients.

“Being part of this project is an opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations and redesign the health system now, so that it meets the needs of people now and into the future,” said Dr. Orrell. “I look forward to being part of the team and providing a critical physician viewpoint to the work.”

Born, raised, and educated on the northside, Dr. Orrell has been practicing orthopaedics in Cape Breton for 28 years. As chief of the orthopaedic division at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, he has made significant contributions to his specialty and to health care in Cape Breton. Dr. Orrell has been chair of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation and has recently served as the National President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association.

“Dr. Orrell understands the local community and health needs of Cape Bretoners,” said Mark LeCouter, senior director for the project. “He has taken part in various health care projects, including serving on the regional services committee during the construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and as physician lead for the model of care program – he brings great experience to this project.”

In addition to LeCouter, Dr. Orrell will work alongside Mickey Daye, clinical director responsible for the redevelopment work in New Waterford and North Sydney; Troy Penney, clinical director responsible for the expansions at the Glace Bay and Cape Breton Regional hospitals; Lorianne MacLean, team project lead and Leanne Fitzgerald, lead engineer on the project team.

Staff and physician leads for some clinical areas and support services have also been added to the project. As the project progresses, more leads will be identified.

NSHA and the Government of Nova Scotia launched the CBRM health care redevelopment project in June 2018.

For more information, visit www.cbrmhealthredevelopment.ca.

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Media contact:

Erin Forsey, public relations advisor, CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project, erin.forsey@nshealth.ca(902) 574-1235

NSHA Provincial Media Line: 1-844-483-3344

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