News Release

Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health hires new Healthcare Recruitment Navigator

Cape Breton Island, NS –Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health (CBSRH) is excited to announce that they have hired Gina MacDonald as the new Healthcare Recruitment & Retention Navigator in the region! The Healthcare Recruitment & Retention Navigator assists in developing and delivering initiatives falling under the five key strategic directions of the CBSRH: Advocacy, Readiness, Recruitment, Retention, and Preparedness/COVID-19.

MacDonald was raised in River Bourgeois and has spent the past seven years working in various roles within the local health care community. Her experience in both acute and primary health care in the Strait area have provided valuable insight into the challenges our community members face in accessing health care services.

“After working directly with patients and their families for the past several years, I am very interested in playing a role in the expansion and enhancement of local health care service delivery. We have a beautiful network of communities and health care professionals to showcase in southern Cape Breton, and I look forward to working with our partners to attract new practitioners and improve access to health care in this area”, MacDonald says.

Juanita Mombourquette, Chair of CBSRH, adds, “The CBSRH committee is thrilled that Gina has accepted the position of Navigator for Cape Breton South. She has already jumped in with both feet helping us to organize our CBSRH Community of Care Health Awards gala on December 9th, and the momentum will continue as Gina and the committee work together, and with the community, to set and attain our goals for a healthy community. Welcome Gina!”

CBSRH is a partnership of the Town of Port Hawkesbury and the Municipality of Richmond County, along with representatives from the Strait Richmond Hospital, Dr. Kingston Memorial Community Health Center, St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Center, Strait Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Breton Partnership, and other partners. The group was established in January 2020 as a regional approach focused on building on the strengths of local communities and providing a more collaborative environment to attract physicians and other healthcare professionals. CBSRH is working towards one singular goal: Cape Breton South community members can access the health services they need.


Media Contact: Gina MacDonald                                                                    
Healthcare Recruitment Navigator, CBSRH                       

Juanita Mombourquette                                                                    
Chair, CBSRH