It is with great pride and humility that I undertake my first mandate as Chair of the Board of Trustees. and of the Hôpital Montfort Association. This key institution of the Franco-Ontarian community has a rich history and a tradition of courage and determination dating back to its builders who, against all odds, successfully created a centre of excellence in healthcare—a beacon for the community.
Since my first involvement at Hôpital Montfort, I have been privileged to work alongside a dynamic and passionate team of hundreds of volunteers, employees and physicians –the wellspring of Montfort’s success and the embodiment of its values of respect, compassion, mutual support, responsibility and excellence. I am also honoured to follow in the footsteps of the 14 previous chairs who brought their vision and experience to Montfort to create a model institution that is respected, influential and admired across Canada.
In particular, Montfort recently earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for having surpassed the most rigorous standards of excellence in the quality of its healthcare and services. This process of continuous improvement is important for Montfort and aligns perfectly with its vision of being a hospital of reference for exceptional services, designed with you and for you.
As Chair, I am committed to continuing to promote Montfort by actively supporting its mission to be Ontario’s Francophone academic hospital offering exemplary patient-centred care, to be a coveted research institution and an invaluable training hub for the next generation of experts providing healthcare and services in French.
Chair of the Board of Trustees