GBGH physician honoured with prestigious award
Dr. Peter Kizoff (left), co-chief hospitalist at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), was recently presented with an Award of Excellence from the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), recognizing his efforts to provide medical assistance in dying care to patients. Dr. Kizoff received the award November 28, 2019 from Dr. Elizabeth Muggah (right), OCFP president-elect.
January 14, 2020 – Dr. Peter Kizoff, co-chief hospitalist at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH), recently received a 2019 Award of Excellence from the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Through this award, Dr. Kizoff is being specifically recognized for his efforts to ensure access to compassionate medical assistance in dying (MAiD) care in our region.
Recipients of this award – which recognizes family doctors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement within the past 24 months pertaining to the specialty of family medicine – are nominated by peers or the public.
“I am very honoured to have received this award because it’s an opportunity to recognize the importance of compassionate end-of-life care,” says Dr. Kizoff. “I have been such a strong proponent of access to medical assistance in dying because it should be available to those who need it, when they need it. Offering this care to patients is the right thing to do.”
Dr. Kizoff, of Tiny Township, retired from full-time family practice in 2016 after 32 years and has since focused on palliative and MAiD care. He was one of the first physicians in the Barrie area to be an assessor and provider of MAiD, providing care in patients’ homes, local hospices and in hospital. He joined GBGH in 2016 as a hospitalist and became co-chief hospitalist in 2017.
“We are very fortunate to have exceptional and dedicated physicians like Dr. Kizoff as part of our credentialed staff team at GBGH,” says Dr. Jeffrey Tyberg, interim chief of staff, GBGH. “His efforts to make MAiD accessible to our community are outstanding and are a crucial part of patient-centred care. Dr. Kizoff is a true leader in his commitment to providing MAiD care and guidance both within Simcoe County and beyond our region.”
Dr. Kizoff received this honour November 28, 2019 at the OCFP awards ceremony in Toronto.
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