Montfort appoints Martine Potvin as Vice President of Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer

Montfort appoints Martine Potvin as Vice President of Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer

OTTAWA, June 23, 2022 - Montfort, Ontario's Francophone Academic Hospital, announces the appointment of Ms. Martine Potvin to the position of Vice President of Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer. She will take up her position on August 8.

A nurse by training, Ms. Potvin holds a Master's degree in Nursing specializing in critical care from the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). She is currently Director of Teaching, University Relations and Research at the Centre intégré de Santé et Services sociaux de l'Outaouais (CISSSO).

Ms. Potvin has worked in the health field for nearly 25 years, starting as a beneficiary attendant in long-term care centers before becoming a nurse and then an activity coordinator. In 2013, she was promoted to Director and oversaw the Emergency, Intensive Care, Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health and Geriatric Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation, Perioperative Service, Routine Health and Social Work units at the Centre de Santé et de Services Sociaux de Papineau. From 2015 to 2019, she served as the Assistant Director of Nursing, Practice Support Stream at the CISSSO.

She has also gained extensive experience in teaching and research in nursing, with scientific publications to her credit.

In her current position, she has been involved in large-scale projects, such as hosting McGill University's comprehensive medical training in the Outaouais campus of the Gatineau hospital; adopting the scientific programming of the Centre de recherche en médecine psychosociale; organizing an international mental health conference; directing telehealth; and developing the CISSSO online training center platform.

"With her extensive experience in operations and best practices, teaching practice and research, Ms. Potvin will help Montfort move forward as a teaching hospital," said Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO. "We enthusiastically welcome her to the Montfort family.

Dr. Leduc took the opportunity to warmly thank Ms. Suzanne Robichaud, who retired in February 2022 after more than five years as Vice President of Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Officer at Montfort, as well as Mr. François Lemaire, who assumed the position on an interim basis.


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 2018, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada, and was designated Best Practices Spotlight Organization by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

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. As part of its 2016-2021 strategy, Montfort is striving 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.

Geneviève Picard
Directrice des communications / Communications Director
Hôpital Montfort