One of Estevan’s most tenured physicians has announced he is leaving the community.
Dr. Charles Omosigho, a family physician who came to the community in 2011, is wrapping up his practice. His official last day is in March, but he will be using up his vacation time in the next few weeks.
Greg Hoffort, the CEO at the hospital, said Omosigho is moving for “personal reasons.” Omosigho had been part of the Estevan Medical Group that practices out of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation clinic.
His departure leaves Estevan with 15 physicians. Thirteen are family physicians and the other two are specialists.
“He’s been an important part of our medical community for eight years, and we sincerely want to thank him for his many years of dedicated service,” said Hoffort.
Omosigho came to Estevan in 2011, when the city was facing a severe shortage of medical doctors, with only three or four in Estevan at the time; he was recruited shortly before Hoffort came to the hospital in the top job.
“He was recruited just before the South East Health Committee was struck up,” said Hoffort.
Omosigho went through another physician shortage in the community during his time in Estevan, and Hoffort applauded Omosigho for his commitment.
“He’s been there for us admirably when we needed him,” said Hoffort.