A new Medical Officer of Health for the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) region was announced today, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Dr. Piotr Oglaza will serve as the area’s new Medical Officer of Health starting October 18, 2021.
“The KFL&A Board of Health is very pleased to announce that Dr. Oglaza is joining KFL&A Public Health as our medical officer of health replacing Dr. Kieran Moore,” said Denis Doyle, Chair of the KFL&A Board of Health for KFL&A Public Health. “We are confident Dr. Oglaza will serve our community with the care, passion, and scientific expertise our residents have come to expect from their medical officer of health.”
According to a release from KFL&A Public Health, Dr. Oglaza is well known to the region and brings invaluable knowledge and experience in providing public health programs and services in rural communities having served the past three years as medical officer of health at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. The agency said that his experience is diverse and extensive, and includes several years as a rural family physician in the Verona and Sharbot Lake area, as well as a public health inspector in the southeastern Ontario region. Dr. Oglaza is a public health and preventive medicine specialist.
“Throughout the selection process, it became evident that Dr. Oglaza has not only the professional skills and experience required in this challenging role, but also a strong vision focused on improving the quality of health for residents of our region,” said Linda Murray, Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at KFL&A Public Health. “We look forward to his leadership at this dynamic time in public health, both locally and provincially.”
In the interim, The KFL&A Board of Health has confirmed Dr. Hugh Guan will continue as Acting Medical Officer of Health and Linda Murray as Acting CEO until Dr. Oglaza’s arrival in October 2021. Dr. Keiran Moore, left the region in June 2021 to act as the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.