Huron County has a new Medical Officer of Health

March 6, 2015

Dr. Janice Owen will become the permanent Acting MOH with the Huron County Health Unit as of April 7. MOHs are in an acting capacity until they complete the province’s requirements for specialized public health courses.

Dr. Owen has been a physician for many years, including time with the Bluewater Family Health Team in Huron County. She is a primary care lead with the Southwest Regional Cancer Program. Past experience also includes being the Medical Advisor for the OTN Telehomecare Expansion program.

Tyler Hessel, Chair of the Board of Health says they are pleased to welcome Dr. Owen to the Health Unit. “Dr. Owen’s vast experience and her interest in rural health makes her a great fit for our county.”

The MOH position has been filled with temporary MOH coverage since November 2013.


March 13, 2015 – copy revised to reflect accurate biographical information for Dr. Owen

Our spokesperson is: Tyler Hessel, Chair of the Board of Health

Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, Huron County Health Unit, or 519.482.3416 ext. 2023. Our Communications Co-ordinator will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)