Doctors Manitoba has unveiled its 2022 award recipients, a group of extraordinary physicians focused on improving medical care and health outcomes for Manitobans. One of eight doctors recognized this year was Dr. Trina Mathison who currently practices in Dauphin at the Dauphin Medical Clinic and Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
“The physicians we are recognizing this year have one thing in common — their devotion to improving the health of Manitobans,” said Dr. Kristjan Thompson, President of Doctors Manitoba. “Some of these extraordinary physicians played a key role in leading our province through the pandemic, and some found a way to advance other essential medical priorities despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19.”
The Doctors Manitoba awards are the highest honour bestowed upon physicians in the province. Award recipients are nominated by their physician peers and selected after a thorough evaluation by the Awards Committee.
“We are proud of the exceptional group of physicians being honoured this year,” said Dr. Michael Boroditsky, Chair of the Doctors Manitoba Awards Committee. “Through this difficult pandemic, it has been physicians like these that inspire excellence in the medical profession. We are truly fortunate to have them here in Manitoba.”
Dr. Trina Mathison has dedicated her career to serving patients in Western Manitoba. As a rural physician, she has a broad scope of practice including cancer care, inpatient care, emergency medicine and surgical assistance, as well as offering care for the elderly and palliative care. She is often described as a team player by colleagues in Dauphin and she is well-loved by her patients.
Being a well-rounded rural physician means wearing many hats and seeing patient in all stages of their lives. Dr. Mathison has dedicated her career to serving the Parkland community for over 20 years. An active member of the region’s physician leadership group, she is described as a team player by her colleagues and medical learners, is well-loved be her patients and has found time to volunteer her time in the community, coaching all four of her children’s hockey teams.
Currently the site Chief Medical Officer of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Dr. Mathison has practiced as a general practitioner in oncology, acute inpatient care, emergency medicine, surgical assist, respiratory clinic care and personal care home medicine as well as working at the Dauphin Medical Clinic. She is the medical lead for the CancerCare community program in Dauphin, with palliative care and care for the elderly being her areas of special interest. She has been known to do home visits for palliative patients and elderly patients. Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Mathison has contributed to Shared Health provincial meetings concerning COVID 19 and the impact on long-term care facilities as well as a working group for palliative care. Dr. Mathison gives her time to the Parkland Family Medicine Residency Unit, conducting CaRMs interviews and teaching residents on academic days.
A gala awards celebration to honour the winners will be held later this spring. Prairie Mountain Health congratulates Dr. Mathison for receiving this prestigious honour. Additional information about each of the award recipients is available here.
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