MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Ms. Claudette Allard, President
of the Board of Directors, along with Board members and staff of the
Douglas Mental Health University Institute are pleased to welcome Ms.
Lynne McVey as the Institute's new Executive Director.
Lynne McVey worked for 25 years at the Jewish General Hospital, where
she held the position of Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations.
She also played a key role in the creation of the Segal Cancer Centre,
for which she served as Co-Director. Ms. McVey is an Associate
Professor at McGill University's School of Nursing in addition to being
a principle lecturer for the Health Administration Program in the
Faculty of Medicine at Université de Montréal.
Since 2009, Ms. McVey has been a Fellow in Health Management at the
Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania. She has a
Master of Science in Nursing from McGill University's School of
Nursing. In 2010, the Ordre des infirmiers et infirmières du Québec
honoured her with a Prix Florence in Leadership for her excellence in
advancing the profession and practice and for her determination to
continuously improve patient care.
Lynne McVey is recognized for her patient-centred approach and
interdisciplinary leadership. She has an impressive track record in
improving patient care, particularly through better organized services.
Ms. McVey also believes in continually improving the patient
experience, especially for those who must live with the stigma
associated with mental illness, and ensuring they receive care with
dignity. She places high importance on knowledge transfer so that all
patients can benefit from evidenced-based care.
Her extensive knowledge about the stakes and challenges in health,
research, and teaching along with her passion and perseverance make her
the ideal candidate for the Institute, and she did an outstanding job
in conveying these qualities to the five-member selection committee.
For more information, please visit the website of Douglas Institute.
SOURCE DOUGLAS MENTAL HEALTH UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
For further information:
Kevin Bilodeau, Communications and Public Affairs
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Phone: 514-761-6131, extension 3674
About the Douglas - www.douglas.qc.ca