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Montfort appoints Valérie Dubois Desroches as Vice President, Clinical Programs and Patient Flow

Ottawa, May 2, 2023 – Montfort, Ontario’s francophone academic hospital, announces the appointment of Valérie Dubois Desroches as Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Patient Flow. She assumed her role on April 28.

With over 20 years of experience in the health care field, Ms. Dubois Desroches is a physiotherapist and graduate of the University of Ottawa. She also holds a certificate in administration from Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), a short graduate program in health and social services management, and a master’s degree in public administration from École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP).

An experienced leader, Ms. Dubois Desroches became Clinical Manager at Montfort in 2010. She has been responsible for therapeutic services, ambulatory clinics, the ambulatory intervention unit, the flow and resource and staffing teams, medical imaging, as well as the Emergency Department. Since 2020, she has served as a Clinical Director at the hospital, responsible for the Medicine and Therapeutic Services programs, and subsequently for Critical Care and Patient Flow.

In recent years, Ms. Dubois Desroches has contributed to the success of significant initiatives at Montfort, including the redesign of the Emergency Department model of care and the integration of paramedics into that same team.

“With her extensive experience and transversal perspective, Valérie will be able to fully assume the responsibilities of this new position,” said Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and CEO of Montfort. “Our clinical teams, and our patients, will be better positioned with her mobilizing leadership and I am pleased that Montfort can continue to count on her expertise.”

In her new role as Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Patient Flow, Ms. Dubois Desroches will be responsible for the directions of Critical Care and Patient Flow; Perioperative Services; Medicine, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics programs and Therapeutic Services; and the Family Birthing Centre.

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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