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Bonnyville Health Centre Medical Staff Association

The medical staff in each Covenant Health facility have established a medical staff association to facilitate the engagement and participation of the medical staff in practitioner-related matters, and the fulfilment of the responsibilities and duties of practitioners. The medical staff associations are the representative bodies of Practitioners in matters related to the Covenant Health Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules. The medical staff associations shall be governed by their own constitution. (see Coventant Health Bylaws 2.9 – Facility Medical Staff Association). A medical staff association executive committee is formed from the membership, consisting of hospital physicians including the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

The medical staff association executive strives to represents the best interests of the medical staff association membership. The executive team works to facilitate communication and liaise with the hospital administration to promote positive outcomes. They advocate for physicians through inclusion, leadership development and the promotion of a workplace that values integrity, research, learning, teaching, clinical excellence and the communication of knowledge. They would like to hear your opinions and your ideas for the medical staff association. Please feel free to contact your respective facility's medical staff association executive.


Welcome Message from the President

From the desk of Dr Hercu van der watt

Welcome to the Bonnyville Medical Staff Committee (BMSC). As president I would like to inform you more about what we do in Bonnyville.

The BMSC comprises of a President, Vice President and Secretary as well as specific sub committees. It represents Bonnyville physicians at regional, zone and provincial level. This is done through representation on the Provincial Medical Executive Committee (PMEC) as well as Zone and Area specific committees. It also plays an important part in communication between the different departments within Bonnyville Health Centre:

Sub committees:

  • Ambulance
  • Nursing Liaison committee – Including auxiliary services Pharmacy, OT and Physiotherapy
  • Bonnyville Recruitment and retention committee
  • Anti microbial stewardship committee
  • Ethics
  • PCN

The physicians involved in the BMSC mainly come from the Bonnyville Medical Clinic and is a very cohesive and supportive group.  The current group also mentors all new physicians before and during their initial work period.

The BMSC serves as a valuable tool in providing a mouthpiece to physician issues and hopes to improve health care provision for our patients.

BMSC Leadership and Contacts

Elected Leadership

Dr. Hercu van der Watt   President, BMSC/Recruitment/OH&s

Dr. Travis Webster            Vice-President BMSC

Dr. Leigh-Anne Smith        Secretary

Dr. Guy Lamoureux           Chief of Staff/Ambulance         

Dr. Peet van der Walt       Antimicrobial stewardship committee

Dr. Louis Coetzee/

Dr. Amelia du Preez           Nursing Liaison committee

Dr. Edwards Ndovi             Ethics Committee

Dr. Marne Hauptfleisch    Recruitment committee


Bonnyville Recruitment Committee Wins RPAP Award for Best Recruitment Committe in Rural Alberta - View Here

BMSC President Alumni:

  • 2014-Current  - Dr van der Watt
  • 2012-2014 - Dr De Freitas
  • 2010-2011 - Dr van Deventer
  • 2008-2009 - Dr De Freitas
  • 2007 - Dr. van Deventer
  • 2006 - Dr. Ndovi
  • 2002-2005 - Dr. Ruiter