Governance

Mr. Carl Nappert

Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Hôpital Montfort

I won’t lie to you: my second year as Chair of the Board of Trustees was very different from the first!

When I think about the moments that shaped 2019-2020, the first thing that comes to mind, of course, is the pandemic that sent shock waves through us all in March.

But there were also many wonderful moments, like the ground-breaking for the Orléans Health Hub, in August 2019.

In December, I traditionally take part in the ceremony to highlight the years of service of those who have worked at Montfort for 5, 10, 15… and even up to 45 years! It’s always a real pleasure for me to meet the members of the Montfort team and to thank them for their loyalty and excellent work.

At the end of 2019, our chief of staff, Dr. Guy Moreau, completed his second five-year mandate. Of course, we took a moment to thank him for his remarkable contribution.

We also had the pleasure of welcoming our new chief of staff, Dr. Stéphane Roux, who has already been a friend to Montfort as head of the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre located in the D Wing.

Early in the year, we had a virtual visit from the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s minister of Transportation and minister of Francophone Affairs, and then from Andrea Horwath, the leader of the opposition. These opportunities allowed us to highlight the outstanding work of our incredibly devoted staff, and to present the daily initiatives and actions that have earned Montfort its designation as Ontario’s Francophone hospital.

While I have your attention, I would also like to thank a number of people. Firstly, among the 100 members of the Association, I would like to start by thanking the members of the Board of Trustees and everyone who gives their time each month to sit on the Board of Trustees’ committees.

Thanks to each and every member of the Association de l’Hôpital Montfort for continuing to be Montfort’s ambassadors in your daily lives!

I would also like to thank Dr. Bernard Leduc and the entire Montfort team for supporting the Board’s hard work.

On behalf of our patients and their loved ones, thank you everyone.

Carl Nappert
Chair of the Board of Trustees