Jacques Boissonneault appointed Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada

MONTREAL, April 3, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The leadership of Shriners Hospitals for Children® is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Boissonneault as the new Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada. Mr. Boissonneault will take office on June 12, 2017.

Recognized as an outstanding leader, Mr. Boissonneault dedicated 35 years of his professional life to the health and social services network of Quebec, including 24 years in administrative functions. He was the Manager of the Center for Health and Social Services (CSSS) of the Vallée-de-l'Or from 2004 to 2007, then at the CSSS of the Haut-Saint-François until 2011.  He was appointed President and CEO of the Health and Social Services Agency of Abitibi-Témiscamingue from 2011 to 2015 and then President and CEO of the Integrated Centre for Health and Social Services (CISSS) in Abitibi-Témiscamingue until he joined the team at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada. Mr. Boissonneault holds a Master's Degree in Health Administration, he is also an excellent strategist and a mentor who takes pride in encouraging talent.

"We are delighted to welcome Jacques Boissonneault to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada.  Throughout his extensive career, he has demonstrated exceptional commitment to innovation in health care practices and system improvements for patients, families and healthcare providers.  He has a strong passion for excellence in the provision of exceptional healthcare with a proven ability to work collaboratively with families, physicians, multidisciplinary teams, communities, and government partners.  I believe Jacques's leaderships skills are an excellent fit for our organization and he will be a tremendous asset to our hospital ", states Bill Miller, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Canada Shriners Hospital.

"It's such a great pleasure to join an organization focused on excellence and whose international reputation is undeniable. I understand that Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada is a large family, people who lead with heart and passion, and their special organizational culture ties in with my values. I want to thank the Board of Governors and leadership of Shriners Hospitals for Children for their trust." said Mr. Boissonneault, new Administrator of the Canadian hospital.

Thanks to his deep understanding of the needs of the population, his remarkable skills and his management expertise, Jacques Boissonneault will have, without a doubt, the ability to develop the vision, innovation and high-quality care that are the trademark of the hospital.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada

Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian establishment within the network of 22 Shriners hospitals. This bilingual, short-term, acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from coast to coast in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The mission of the hospital is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation to infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.

The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education and to ensuring patients and their families are treated in a caring, family-friendly environment. Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital provides clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals within its outstanding new facility on the Glen site. The hospital is present in communities across Canada, thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics and satellite clinics. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has been helping kids reach their full potential for 90 years and counting.

Note to media
Mr. Boissonneault will be available for interviews in Montreal on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. Please call to set-up an interview.

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SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children

For further information: Information : Emmanuelle Rondeau, Communications and Marketing Manager, 514-282-6990, erondeau@shrinenet.org; Source : Laure Moureaux, Communications Officer, 514-282-7222, lmoureaux@shrinenet.org

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