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Public urged to make feelings known about quality of care in CIUSSS

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg [1]

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg

The President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has not only invited, but urged members of the public to come forward with comments, questions and criticism about any aspect of the healthcare network’s performance.

Speaking on November 9 at the CIUSSS’s second annual Public Information Meeting, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg said that while praise for the CIUSSS is welcome, “comments, questions and criticism are essential in enabling us to move forward.

Allen Rubin, Past President of the JGH Board of Governors, gets a flu shot at the CIUSSS Public Information Meeting. [2]

Allen Rubin, Past President of the JGH Board of Governors, gets a flu shot at the CIUSSS Public Information Meeting.

“They provide us with a better understanding of what works and what needs to be improved, as we strive to be more responsive and more effective in meeting the needs of our patients, residents and clients.”

Dr. Rosenberg was a featured speaker at the meeting at the Jewish General Hospital, which acquainted the public with highlights of the CIUSSS’s activities in 2016-2017. It also provided information about various programs and services, and enabled visitors to direct questions to top CIUSSS directors and managers. In addition, winners were announced in “A Shot of Happiness” [3], a photography contest for CIUSSS staff.

Information kiosk about programs and services in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. [4]

Information kiosk about programs and services in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

In his review of the network’s second year of operation, Dr. Rosenberg said the CIUSSS had:

Alan Maislin [5]

Alan Maislin

Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, said the network has come a long way since it came into existence in April 2015: “We’ve built the car. Now is the time to polish it.

“The future of health care here in Quebec is in good hands. The challenge we face in the next couple of years is how do we stay relevant, how do we get better, and how do we improve?”

Addressing the CIUSSS’s management team and staff, Mr. Maislin extended his thanks “for your efforts and for your support in helping to make this happen. We can never get better without our professionals and everyone working together.”

Information kiosk about services for the elderly in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. [6]

Information kiosk about services for the elderly in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.