Community health centre takes a hit from left field


Admitting it was a hit right out of left field, Judith Wiley insists the resignation earlier this month of physician Janice Owen and two nurse practitioners is but a temporary setback for the CEO of Central Community Health Centre.

As documented in this corner two weeks ago, Owen jumped ship amidst claims of ineffective management and the sense she was churning through clients with less than half the funded complement of clinical staff.

Sitting down with City Scope on Wednesday at the Talbot Street centre, Wiley said it is imperative she and her staff not take Owen’s comments as a personal attack.

“You can’t take this personally,” Wiley advised. “You cannot take your eye off the big picture. And, I think that’s one of the strengths I bring to the agency. I know what we’re going to be when we’re up and running successfully.
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