The Central East Local Health Integration Network (Central East LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. K. Jennifer Ingram as Physician Lead for Seniors Care.

Dr. Ingram will work with other Central East LHIN physician leads, the provincial Seniors Care Network, regional and local health service providers and other partners involved in caring for older adults. She will be providing leadership to increase the involvement of primary care physicians in supporting seniors, ensuring the use of best practices for seniors care and participating in provincial initiatives that focus on seniors care.

Dr. Ingram is a specialist in internal and geriatric medicine, practising in Peterborough and surrounding communities. She is the geriatric medicine chair at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre, founder and principal investigator of the Kawartha Regional Memory Clinic, and founding chair of the Peterborough Council on Aging. Dr. Ingram is also the geriatric medicine lead for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. In 2016, Dr. Ingram was awarded the Irma M. Parhad Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding and treatment of patients suffering from cognitive disorders from the Consortium of Canadian Centres for Clinical Cognitive Research. She also received the Glenn Sawyer Service Award from the Ontario Medical Association for her outstanding contributions to the medical profession and community.

The appointment of Dr. Ingram as Physician Lead for Seniors Care supports the Ministry of Health and LongTerm Care’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, the Central East LHIN’s goal to support frail, older adults to live healthier at home as described in 2016-19 Integrated Health Service Plan, and the Seniors Care Network’s 2016/17 Service Plan