Champlain LHIN Names Emergency Department Lead

    OTTAWA, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion has been named the
Emergency Department Lead for the Champlain region, Dr. Robert Cushman, CEO of
the Local Health Integration Network announced today. The emergency department
leader will help implement the province's plan to increase access to emergency
department services and reduce wait time in emergency rooms.
    "Dr. McNaughton-Filion's extensive experience in emergency medicine at
hospital and community levels and her multiple committee work in emergency
services at local, provincial and national levels will bring great expertise
to the ED Expert Panel," says Dr. Cushman. "We are very pleased to have her on
    Dr. McNaughton-Filion is presently the Director of the emergency
department at Montfort Hospital and Inquest Coroner in the Eastern Region for
the province of Ontario. She is also an Associate Professor with the
University of Ottawa.
    "Anyone providing or accessing emergency services in Ontario is aware
there are a wide variety of challenges. It will take team work to achieve the
results we want," explains Dr. McNaughton-Filion. "It will be a pleasure to
hear all points of view and to try to coordinate the work in order to achieve
    Dr. Louise McNaughton-Filion will also work with the other 13 leaders
across the province to determine how to better provide patients with emergency
care. A key goal is ensuring adequate physician and nursing coverage in
emergency rooms and efficient transfer of critically ill patients to
specialized care.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Carole Ouellette, Communications
Officer, Champlain LHIN,, Tel: (613) 747-3238,
1-866-902-5446 ext.2011

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