Kenora Doctor to Advise Premier on Health Care

Dr. Mabermehl and Minister Rickford
Dr. Mabermehl and Minister Rickford

Dr. Lisa Habermehl appointed to the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine

KENORA – Dr. Lisa Habermehl, a long-time Kenora resident and family physician serving Northwestern Ontario, has been appointed to the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care and Ending Hallway Medicine. Dr. Habermehl brings the most of two decades of experience to the Premier’s Council and will work alongside Dr. Rueben Devlin, Chair of the Premier’s Council on Improving Health Care, to provide expertise and advice on important healthcare decisions.

“I am proud to see our government taking action and receiving council from medical experts from across the province,” said Greg Rickford, MPP Kenora-Rainy River. “Dr. Lisa Habermehl is a dedicated medical professional who will bring a vital northern and rural perspective to the table. I am glad to see Dr. Habermehl’s talent recognized by the province and always happy to have more representation from Northwestern Ontario at Queen’s Park.”

Dr. Habermehl was appointed to the Premier’s council through an Order in Council this past December, set to serve a three-year term. Dr. Habermehl will serve on a part-time basis, continuing her clinical practice in Red Lake, Ontario.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Premier’s Council and to explore ways to improve and innovate the way health care is delivered–both in the underserved North and across the province.  I look forward to bringing the perspective of an experienced rural front-line physician, keeping the needs of patients and those providing care at the top of mind,“ said Dr. Lisa Habermehl. “I believe that we can improve our health care system, and I appreciate the support of Dr. Devlin and Minister Rickford for having confidence in me as a constructive contributor to this important work.”