Peterborough Family Health Team welcomes new chief executive officer

September 29th, 2020

Image of Duff SpragueDuff Sprague joins the Peterborough Family Health Team, bringing years of experience and knowledge to Peterborough’s primary healthcare sector.

PETERBOROUGH, ON – On September 21, the Peterborough Family Health Team welcomed Duff Sprague to the organization as its new chief executive officer. Sprague was hired after the retirement of Executive Director, Lori Richey, and he brings over 20 years of experience in health care, the majority of which has been focused on primary care.

The new CEO will support the organization in many ways including with the implementation of the newly developed strategic plan while continuing with the advancement of the Peterborough Ontario Health Team. As an advocate for a stable, well-funded primary care system, Sprague aims to strengthen services and collaborations to bridge local gaps in care which patients’ encounter.

Sprague’s depth of experience in primary care does not go unnoticed. He comes to the organization from the Community Health Centre of Northumberland; however, his experience with Family Health Teams includes being the first director of the Family Health Team implementation Branch of the Ministry of Health, as well as the first lead executive of the Prince Edward Family Health Team.

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“I am very excited to start this new journey with the Peterborough Family Health Team and support the many family physicians, inter-professional healthcare providers, and most importantly the patients. As one of the original Family Health Teams in Ontario that is deeply rooted in Peterborough’s health care community, I feel we can further connect and support the many patients in the community, providing
them with access to comprehensive care while creating a stable, well-funded system that has the potential to advance throughout this province.”
– Duff Sprague, CEO, Peterborough Family Health Team

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