Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is pleased to welcome Dr. Olusola Sogbein and Dr. Stephanie Beckett and as the newest members of its hospitalist team.
Hospitalists are medical doctors who care for a variety of patients admitted to the hospital, playing an important role in their recovery journey and discharge plan. There are 15 practising hospitalists at Cornwall Hospital, now including Dr. Sogbein and Dr. Beckett, who care for inpatients mostly across its Acute Medicine, Sub-Acute Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Alternate Level of Care programs.
Dr. Sogbein earned his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario and underwent Internal Medicine Training at the University of Ottawa. He then completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research Methods and a Fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Texas.
Dr. Sogbein and his family will be relocating to Cornwall from Kingston due primarily to the city’s excellent location near Ottawa and the Quebec and New York State borders, and the many outdoor parks and dining, shopping, and recreational opportunities that the city has to offer. Dr. Sogbein is already looking forward to participating in the St. Lawrence Marathon this spring.
“I am deeply grateful to be a new member of the CCH medical staff. I pledge to provide quality, evidence-based healthcare at CCH, with a patient-centered approach that exemplifies professionalism and compassion, to improve the health and well-being of our patients,” said Dr. Sogbein.
Dr. Beckett is from Ottawa and earned her medical degree from the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She was drawn to the friendly and supportive work environment at CCH and wanted to practise at a community hospital for the diversity and breadth of medical conditions she could treat. Currently she is spending her weekdays in Cornwall and returning to Ottawa to see her family on weekends, which includes her dog, Buckets.
“I am excited to join the excellent team of hospitalists at CCH. I am so happy to work in such a supportive environment, where all staff and professions work so well together. I hope to continue to contribute a thorough and collaborative healthcare experience for our patients,” said Dr. Beckett.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Sogbein and Dr. Beckett as new additions to our hospitalist team. Their internal medicine experience and collaborative, patient-centered approach to providing care will be an asset as the hospital responds to the growing needs of our community and recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Anastasios Boubalos, Chief of Staff at Cornwall Hospital. “Physician recruitment continues to be a priority for us, and we are hopeful that more doctors will come practise in Cornwall.”