Feature articlesSpring 2015

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg heads
new west-central CIUSSS

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, who served as Executive Director of the JGH from late 2013 until March 31 of this year, has been appointed President-Director General of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. This new healthcare region in west-central Montreal came into existence on April 1 when the reorganization of Quebec’s public healthcare system took effect.

“I can’t think of anyone better suited than Dr. Rosenberg to lead our healthcare region and contribute to the transformation of health care across Quebec,” says Allen Rubin, who was President of the JGH Board until March 31. “Throughout his career, Dr. Rosenberg has demonstrated a unique ability to combine extensive surgical expertise with an in-depth understanding of healthcare systems and management.

“At the JGH, Dr. Rosenberg has focused on the needs of patients by spearheading innovative, award-winning initiatives in the Department of Surgery, as well as launching a staff campaign to upgrade the overall patient experience. On the administrative side, he greatly improved efficiency as head of the Transformational Change program and, more recently, he was instrumental in the process that eliminated the JGH’s deficit and balanced its budget.”

“I am very excited to be working even more closely with the Minister of Health and Social Services and his Ministry to enhance the patient experience,” says Dr. Rosenberg. “This is an awesome responsibility, but there is much to do: there are people in need and problems to be solved. I look forward to moving ahead with a broadly representative management team to take advantage of numerous opportunities to improve access, to enhance quality and to establish a true continuum of care for patients served by the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest.

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“Our main priorities are to improve access and the quality of care and services. We need to become an organization that, above all else, is driven by the need to place the patient at the centre of the system.

“In order for the transformation of the network to proceed properly, the involvement of those who work in the system is crucial. Therefore, in the coming weeks, I will reach out to our partners in the new network and we will work together to accomplish these goals.

“It’s been said that if you want to create a group with a sense of collective identity, get them to build something together. This is precisely the inspiring challenge before us today.”

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