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Work-life balance in action at Terrace’s Spruce Medical Centre


The physicians and staff of Spruce Medical Centre stand outside the centre posing for a photo.
Staff at the Spruce Medical Centre (L to R): Front: Terri Soucie, Angie Slanina, Dr. Jordan Hynd, Dr. Mariette De Bruin, Dr. Nicola Beck, Dr. Eloise Laing; Middle: Sharra Sutton- MOA, Sydney Maki- MOA (left), Dr. Nicholas Mooney, Dr. Carla Gemeinhardt; Back: Jessie Ross- MOA, Dr. Harvir Dhillon

Terrace’s Spruce Medical Centre isn’t just about great, innovative service for local patients – it’s also a hub of fun and friendship for the people who work there.

The team at Spruce Medical has a great balance of work and socialization. They find ways to focus on team building outside of work hours after their busy days of seeing patients.

Doctors and support staff at Spruce Medical, which opened in June 2018, often spend downtime together, enjoying team lunches, bowling, movie nights, dinners, golfing, and camping.

Doctors say working at Spruce Medical makes it easy for them to have good work-life balance:

  • Terrace offers lots of ways to stay healthy and reduce stress by playing outdoors.
  • They can work using their full scope of practice (the procedures, processes, and actions they can do according to their license), and they have excellent support from specialists.
  • They work four days a week in the clinic, with one flex day spent out of the office visiting patients in their home and long-term care residents, or catching up on paperwork. 

Good work-life balance is key to staying healthy, reducing stress, finding value in your work, and providing the best possible care to patients. The staff and doctors at Spruce Medical have it figured out!