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The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé announced on Wednesday, April 28th , the appointment, by the government of Quebec, of Lise Verreault as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Integrated Health and Social Services Center of the Montérégie-Ouest (CISSSMO).

Mrs. Verreault’s appointment became effective the day after the announcement made by the Minister of Health and Social Services. The mandate of the newly appointed is clear. She must put in place a plan to ensure the maintenance of services in the region in the context of the present challenges, in particular with regard to infrastructure, the shortage of manpower and the pandemic.

A great experience

Holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Université du Québec in Rimouski, a certificate in health services management from the Université de Montréal and a master’s degree in management and organizational development from Université Laval, Mrs. Verreault has a long track record as an administrator, particularly within the health and social services network, from 1996 to 2007.

She then moved on to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, where she held various senior management positions, including that of Deputy Minister, from 2013 to 2014, before holding similar positions in other departments. Since 2016, she has been an administrator for various societies.

“Mrs. Verreault, with her extensive experience in organizational issues in the health sector, is the ideal candidate for this strategic position, time to resolve certain management issues within the CISSS. I would also like to salute Mr. Masse for his contribution to the organization over the past few years, particularly within the framework of the new Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital project, a flagship project for the region and for CISSS users”, underlines Christian Dubé, Minister of Health and Social Services.

Asked to comment on the appointment, the president of the Syndicat des professionnelles en soins de la Montérégie-Ouest (fiqspsmo), Mélanie Gignac said she was surprised by the dismissal of Yves Masse. But, she explains that she had a meeting with an external firm a few weeks ago in order to list the problems. “I was honest and didn’t hide anything, says Mrs. Gignac. It won’t necessarily be easy for Mrs. Verreault. The problem of the lack of personnel is real. It’s nice to want to turn things around, but it will take a lot of people.”

Steve Sauvé


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