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Montfort appoints Geneviève Picard as Vice-President, Communications and Francophone Affairs

Ottawa, May 9, 2023 – Montfort, Ontario's Francophone academic hospital, announces the appointment of Ms. Geneviève Picard as Vice-President, Communications and Francophone Affairs. She assumed her role on May 5.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of communications, Ms. Picard has worked for renowned organizations such as Communications Québec, Foreign Affairs Canada, the University of Ottawa, and the Jumeirah luxury hotel chain in Dubai. She also provided her expertise as a consultant to organizations such as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Since joining Montfort as Director of Communications in 2014, Ms. Picard has worked tirelessly to protect and enhance Montfort's reputation, while promoting our hospital beyond the region. She expertly coordinated the communications surrounding SOS Montfort's 20th anniversary, oversaw the successful launch of Montfort's new branding, and managed daily communications during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the 2019 Gala du mérite Montfort, she received the Naos Award recognizing her exemplary leadership.

"I look forward to seeing Geneviève's accomplishments in her new role, where she will continue to bring her leadership and extensive experience to help Montfort shine in its mission to be Ontario's francophone academic hospital," said Dr. Bernard Leduc, president and CEO of Montfort.

About Montfort

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2022, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for the third time, and is the first francophone host as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s flagship Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité college, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute. Montfort strives to become “your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you”. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals.

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