Clover Althea Hemans

BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MScQIPS

Clover Althea Hemans

Burlington, Ontario
Family / General Practice

Area 5, Division A — Generalists
(ONTARIO)

Candidate statement

Dear Members,

I have been interested in CMPA council for many years, having attended the CMPA Annual General Meeting each year since 2013. The draw to these meetings stems from my personal resonance with fairness, equity, clinical excellence, communication, leadership and safe medical care. Having participated in these meetings, I am aware that the CMPA keenly believes in these principles as well.

I completed a Master of Science in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, a Master Certificate in Physician Leadership, Patient Safety Officer Training, and many courses on communication, governance, harm investigation and risk mitigation. As a woman who understands health systems, quality, safety, and leadership (both the joys and the challenges), I would like to put my experience to work for the CMPA.

My background on many different provincial committees includes outreach to physicians (women in particular), developing opportunities to engage with all physicians to ascertain member needs and expectations around member services, assisting with knowledge translation for evolving medical/clinical issues, supporting efforts for physician health, and educating medical trainees. These experiences translate into a diverse and well-rounded perspective suited to a skills-based council which supports professional integrity and safe medical care.

I bring to this role an accumulation of wide-ranging knowledge and skills, a willingness to listen and engage with members, an understanding of good governance, a passion for safe, dignified medical care, and a joyful appreciation for collaboration and teamwork.

If elected, I will continue to bolster our profession’s integrity by working with council to promote strategies which engage in health system partnerships aligning with the CMPA’s mission and vision. Furthermore, the mission and vision of protecting our professional integrity, promoting safe medical care and ensuring that the CMPA continues to be an essential part of the Canadian health care system is best achieved with multi-system collaboration and commitment to purpose. To that end, I will continue to support initiatives involving national engagement around clinical excellence, communication, harm reduction practices, physician wellness, and an effective and compassionate physician/CMPA interface.

Thank you for your support,
Clover Hemans
BScN, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MScQIPS

Practice Appointments

Halton Healthcare Services

Past Lead, Surgical Assisting Service
2011-2016
Department of Family Medicine, Surgical Assistant
1990-

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Medical Manager
2015-2019

University of Toronto

Department of Family Medicine, Lecturer (Adjunct)
2012-

Professional Appointments

Federation of Medical Women of Canada

President Elect (2019), Chair of Scientific Assembly Committee
2018-
Board Member
2013-

National Surgical Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Working Group

Halton Healthcare Services, Member
2016-

Ontario Medical Association

Co-chair, Outreach to Women Physician Committee
2018-
Member Services Committee, Member
2018-
Delegate and Executive Member: Section on General and Family Practice, Committee
2018-
District Delegate
2014-

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

Member
2014-
Patient Safety Officer
2015-

Halton Healthcare Services

Surgical Quality Care Committee Member
2007-
Secretary Treasurer, Professional Staff Association
2012-2104

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

Official Ontario Delegage to CMA General meeting
2015-2018

Canadian Medical Association—Committee on Medical Education and Professional Development

Representative from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada
2013-2015

Canadian Medical Association — Specialist Forum - Federation of Medical Women of Canada

Delegate
2013-2015

Canadian College of Family Practitioners

Evaluator, Fellowship designation
2016-

Canadian Society of Physician Leaders

Member
2012-




Election contact information

Email: drchemans@gmail.com