Meet our Service Providers
Dr. Francois Pomerleau
SSC Medical Director
MD, BSC, BASC, FRCPC, Anesthesiologist
Dr. Pomerleau completed his undergraduate education in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine in 2012. He then pursued a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of British Columbia and achieved his specialty designation in 2017.
He worked in British Columbia and Ontario before making Alberta his home as he joined the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital's Department of Anesthesiology in 2018. Dr. Pomerleau was one of Southland's inaugural Anesthesiologists and was proud to begin his tenure as Medical Director for the Centre in 2020. He shares a vision for quality and safety in servicing Southern Alberta's surgical needs.
Dr. Chris Baba
SSC Dental Operator
Dr. Baba was born and raised in Medicine Hat, where he graduated from McCoy High School. He worked in the automotive, oil, construction, and trucking fields during his high school years. In addition, Chris served in the Army Reserves for over 5 years and was the soldier chosen to represent his regiment in Europe for the 60th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland.
After 2 years of study at Medicine Hat College, Chris entered the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees. He was selected to attend a summer exchange program in Germany, focusing on prosthetic dentistry. Dr. Baba served as president of his class for his time at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Upon graduation, Chris was presented with Oral Surgery, Fixed Prosthetics (crowns, bridges, veneers, etc.), and Operative Dentistry (fillings etc.).
Chris's interests are many and varied. He is particularly interested in cooking, marksmanship, trap shooting, hiking and anything to do with the outdoors. While not at the clinic or spending time with his wife and dog, he volunteers with the YMCA, and Kinsmen Club. He's spent years on the YMCA board, where he serves as president and held many positions in the Kinsmen Club, where his focus has been with the Home Lotto project. Community service is an important part of his life, and Medicine Hat has always been home.
2800 13 Ave SE Bay 100, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3P9
Dr. Trevor Brooks
MD, MSc, MBT, FRCSC
Dr. Trevor Brooks is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and a board-certified Plastic Surgeon serving Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Known for his surgical talent, clear communication skills, and welcoming personality, Dr. Brooks has become one of Medicine Hat's leading cosmetic surgeons.
Dr. Brooks is originally from Invermere, BC, and once the opportunity to move closer to home came up, he moved his practice to Medicine Hat. Before moving to Alberta, Dr. Brooks worked in Ottawa at the Queensway Carleton Hospital and The Ottawa Clinic. Dr. Brooks completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Manitoba and his medical school training was completed at the University of Alberta.
Dr. Brooks received a Master of Science in Biomedical Technology to compliment his Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Brooks has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals and has presented at both national and international conferences.
Dr. Brooks also offers more cosmetic procedures like facial filler, hand filler, and Botox at Essentials Medi Spa located in Medicine Hat, AB.
Unit 2- 1335 Trans Canada Way SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1B 1J1
Phone: 403-487-0460 Fax: 403-487-0462
Dr. Andrew Kershaw
200 - 1899 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB, T1A 1Z8
Meet Our Staff
Lorelei Busch is the General Manager of the Southland Surgical Centre. Lorelei has over 30 years of experience in various sectors of the medical field; 19 of which were in a Pharmacy Assistant role.
As General Manager, Lorelei is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Centre. Her dedication to detail and attention to accuracy creates an efficient environment for all involved with the Centre. She strives to have a cohesive health care team to ensure the patient receives superior care while at the Centre. Her dedication to the Centre is also mirrored in her dedication to the patient experience.
Outside of work, Lorelei enjoys volunteering for various sporting events as well as the Medicine Hat Musical Theatre. She also enjoys the outdoors as well as spending time with family.
Meghan Davis is the Office Manager at Southland Surgical Centre and holds a diploma as a Medical Office Assistant with Unit Clerk which was acquired in 2012. Meghan has worked in the medical and dental field since that time and has held roles as a surgical coordinator, medical transcriptionist and spent six years working in the dental field as a dental receptionist, hygiene coordinator and treatment coordinator.
Meghan joined Southland Surgical Centre in 2018 and has devoted her career to building the facility to where it is today. Meghan has worked at almost every level of the surgical centre, from reception to reprocessing. Cleaning to consulting and working with our outside regulatory providers.
Meghan enjoys spending her time off working in the garden, camping, and hitting the trails in her jeep with fellow jeep enthusiasts.
Supervisor of MDRD
Amy Makepeace is the Supervisor of the MDRD area at Southland Surgical Centre. Amy attained her CRCST certification February 2016, through Purdue University Distance Learning. Her skill set was developed at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital, giving her exposure to diverse surgical instrumentation. Amy's attention to detail, commitment to patient safety, and providing patients with clean and sterilized medical instrumentation is one of her biggest priorities.
Amy was born and raised in Medicine Hat. She and her husband, Scott, have 3 children, Emily, Alyssa and Sophia, and a grandson named Maddox. Amy loves tinkering in her yard and flower garden, fine detailing her Mini Cooper and VW beetle convertible vehicles, home reno’s, decorating and using her children and grandson as photography models.
Let your visitors know how you would like stay in touch.