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Orillia paediatricians capture prestigious awards

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

(August 8, 2018 - Orillia, ON) – Drs. Al Hudak and Michelle Gordon are the 2018 recipients of two of the most prestigious physician achievement awards. 

The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) bestowed the national Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award to Dr. Gordon in recognition of her significant contributions to the field of community paediatrics.  Dr. Gordon has been serving Orillia and surrounding communities for the past 15 years, the past ten as Chief of Neonatal and Paediatric Medicine at Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).   

“This award is really a testament to the outstanding work done by all members of our department, and I am grateful to be part of such an outstanding team,” said Dr. Gordon, “I am particularly proud of our inpatient NICU and pediatrics programs, and our multidisciplinary teams who delivery care to infants and children with skill and expertise and allow us to have a nationally recognized program here in Orillia.”

Dr. Gordon joins Dr. Gary Smith as the only Orillia physicians to capture this national award.   Dr. Smith won the award in 2010.  

Fellow paediatrician Dr. Alan Hudak also has reason to celebrate this year as recipient of the Distinguished Service award from the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), which is presented to only one person each year for exceptional, long-standing service to the Association. Dr. Hudak has been active as a member of OMA Council since 1989, including the past 10 years as Chair.

“It’s been an honour to participate in the activities of the OMA over the past several years and I’m grateful for their recognition,” said Dr. Hudak, who was also acknowledged by OSMH in 2018 for 35 years of service.

“Awards such as these are well deserved and testament to the commitment that OSMH physicians have to our vision of Excellent Compassionate Care Everyday,” said Dr. Nancy Merrow, OSMH Chief of Staff.  

Drs. Gordon and Hudak were presented with their awards at individual ceremonies that took place earlier this year. 


About Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) is located in Orillia, Ontario and serves the residents of North Simcoe Muskoka and beyond. OSMH is focused on ensuring a healthier future for our communities by providing high quality care closer to home. Medical, surgical and critical care, seniors healthcare services, adult mental health, and paediatric and perinatal care are among the Hospital's recognized areas of expertise. It also specializes in orthopaedic surgery and kidney care. For more information visit www.osmh.on.ca.

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Terry Dyni, Director, Community Relations
Tel: 705-327-9179

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