MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Ékram Antoine Rabbat, president and CEO of the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), is pleased to announce, on behalf of the board, the nomination of Marie-Berthe Des Groseillers as board chairwoman.
A successful businesswoman, Marie-Berthe Des Groseillers is currently vice-president and head of operations for Groupe BMTC and president of the Brault & Martineau Foundation. She has been involved with the Fondation du CHUM for many years. She has been a dedicated and committed member of the board since December 2009, a member of the Cabinet for the Giving Ourselves the Best in Health Care capital campaign and co-president for the Gourmet Dinner and the Fondation du CHUM Golf Classic.
With the well-being of patients as her main focus and a deep desire to give back to the community, Ms. Des Groseillers has been playing a significant role, along with her family, since 2004 in a variety of projects carried out at the CHUM, as a result of several millions of dollars in major contributions.
We want, as well, to underscore the outstanding contribution of her predecessor, Gilles Dulude, a key volunteer who has been hard at work for over 25 years in this same cause. His support has been enormous and we extend to him our heartfelt thanks.
About the Fondation du CHUM
Placing the patient at the heart of its commitment, the mission of the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) is to support one of the largest teaching hospital centres in North America. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Fondation is able to provide a source of complementary funding to the CHUM, thus helping to maintain its position as an international benchmark. Since its inception in 1998, the Fondation has contributed more than $120 million to the hospital, helping it to acquire advanced equipment, supporting research projects leading to the development of promising treatments, and financing medical training and health promotion. The Fondation also relies on the support of its Clinique Santé-voyage and Clinique Santé-préventive, from which all profits go directly to the Fondation. Giving Ourselves the Best in Health Care. fondationduchum.com
SOURCE: Fondation du CHUM
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