2009 – Manitoba

“It’s a lucky person who can say they are a patient of Darcy Johnson’s” – a summation provided by the Chief Medical Officer at Concordia Hospital where Dr Johnson has practiced for over 25 years. Since starting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Darcy has shown his commitment to his patients – whether providing office, hospital or home care – and to his colleagues – in negotiating optimal agreements for them at both the provincial and national levels.

Having graduated from the University of Manitoba, Darcy was awarded Certification in Family Medicine in 1983 and became a Fellow of the CFPC in 2004. In addition to practice in North East Winnipeg, Darcy has provided medical care at Stony Mountain Penitentiary since 1990.

Darcy is highly regarded for his leadership in continuing professional development as well as supporting system change for family doctors. Within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, he has served as a Medical Leader, participating in Primary Care Renewal which includes the North East Primary Care Project, Physician Integrated Network Initiative and Primary Care Advisory Committee.

Darcy was a Member of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians Executive from 1999-2005, serving as President from 2003-2004. He is also a Member of the Manitoba Medical Association Board and served as its President from 2007-2008.

Darcy always has a bit of home with him since his wife, Shirley, works as a family practice nurse in his office. Darcy and Shirley have two children: Eric who just finished grade 9 and Sheryl who attends the University of Toronto.

“I would like to thank the CFPC for this prestigious award, recognizing over 25 years of my ongoing advocacy for family physicians and comprehensive patient care. I believe that the value we as family physicians contribute to society relates to the comprehensiveness of the care we provide for our patients.”

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