Marc LeBoutillier

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) MHA, CHE

Our hospital has experienced a rapid evolution over the past few years. As we embark on a new strategic course for 2020-24, we have solid foundations in place for the future of our Hospital:

  • A modern infrastructure with leading-edge medical equipment;
  • A full scope of secondary level medical programs and health services;
  • A new Regional Mental Health and Addiction Centre located in a modern purpose-built facility;
  • A new advanced Electronic Health Record System;
  • A successful academic affiliation designating HGH as a medical teaching site of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa;
  • A team of highly-skilled and dedicated people including 140 physicians, 800 employees and 120 volunteers;

And to top all this, in early 2019, HGH has received Canada’s top Hospital Accreditation Status: ‘Accredited with Exemplary Standing’. This achievement itself exemplifies the quality of care delivered at HGH and our steadfast commitment to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our community.

And yet, as we contemplate these notable achievements, we also realize how complex and challenging the healthcare environment is becoming: population needs are increasing; funding levels are constrained; major system reforms are being rolled out. In addition, the 2020 pandemic will have long-lasting impacts on the health system.

As the provincial healthcare system shifts, HGH is at a crossroads. Over the next four years, our journey of excellence will continue on a different path. We are committed to:

  • Consolidate our programs and services and ensure their sustainability;
  • Reach even higher to achieve consistent levels of quality, performance and customer satisfaction in all program and services;
  • Invest in the education of our professionals and staff to ensure integration of best practices;
  • Continue to engage patients and families in all phases of care to deliver a positive patient experience and optimal outcomes;
  • Collaborate and better integrate our operations with health system partners to ensure a seamless continuum of care in our region.

I trust that in the end all of these efforts will bring our community to view, adopt and promote HGH as their community hospital: A modern, bilingual, full-service regional hospital serving all Prescott-Russell.

This is the road to 2024. It is my pleasure to introduce the Leadership Team that will guide HGH to this new destination.

Dr. Michel Thibodeau

Interim Chief of Staff MD, RCPSC

Dr. Michel Thibodeau joined HGH’s medical team in 2002. He was appointed Interim Chief of Staff in April 2022 and is currently serving as President of HGH Medical Staff.

Dr. Thibodeau sees patients at HGH Internal Medicine Clinic and the Medical Day Unit. He holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the Université de Montréal where he also completed his residency in internal medicine.

Imrana Jeoffrey

Vice-President, Ambulatory Care, Quality and Informatics MHA, CHE

The Vice-President of Ambulatory Care, Quality and Performance is responsible for Quality and Patient Safety, Ambulatory Clinics, Medical Imaging Services, Pharmacy and Patient Registration. Her mandate focuses on driving operational efficiencies across the organization by leveraging the new health information system while maintaining quality and patient safety and meeting all standards of care. Accreditation readiness from one cycle to the next is also part of her portfolio.

Imrana’s priority is to align the organization with the Ontario Health Teams model that aim to provide seamless, fully coordinated care for patients in a geographic region. To this end, along with community partners and patients and families, she will develop a plan to achieve the quadruple aim: improved patient experience, better outcomes, improved clinical experience and better value. Imrana also oversees the planning, operational readiness and growth strategies of various programs, including Nuclear Medicine, MRI, Respiratory Therapy and Orthopedics.

As the transformation of the health care system is taking shape, patient-centred care remains at the forefront of our initiatives. Working closely with our community partners and engaging patients and families in every phase of care can only lead to improved patient safety, better patient experience and better outcomes. HGH has been on a continuous improvement path for several years and we are very proud to have received again in 2019 the highest level of accreditation for a hospital: Accredited with Exemplary Standing. We intend to build on this momentum for the next accreditation cycle in 2022.

Imrana joined HGH in September 2015 as Director of Quality and Risk Management and was appointed Vice-President in January 2017. She holds a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa and also completed the Certified Health Executive Program at the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Gisèle Larocque

Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services BCom

In her position of VP, Human Resources and Corporate Services Division, Gisèle is accountable for Human Resources, Communications and Public Affairs, Physical Plant Operations, Environmental Services and Security. This includes providing oversight for all activities related to talent management and succession planning; organizational development; onboarding and training; labour relations; employee health, safety and wellness; as well as communications, marketing and community engagement.

Gisèle is equally responsible for facilities management and preventative maintenance of HGH main campus and the Mental Health and Addiction Regional Centre located in Hawkesbury, and satellite sites in Clarence-Rockland and Casselman worth over $200 million. She ensures patient safety through the teams of Environmental Services, Porters and Security. Gisèle is the Executive Lead for the Pandemic Management and Emergency Measures.

Gisèle joined HGH in May 2014 and was appointed Vice-President in November 2017. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Ottawa.

Chantal McLean-Leroux

Vice-President, Finance and Material Management CPA, CA

The Vice-President of Finance and Material Management oversees key support areas that include Financial Services, Logistics and Purchasing. Her mission is to lead HGH in meeting its fiscal challenges while delivering quality patient care and building sustainability for the future.

Chantal was appointed Vice-President in November 2020 and had previously held the Director of Finance position since July 2014. She has extensive knowledge of all of our financial systems, the Ministry of Health funding formulas and the prescriptive and regulatory requirements to which the hospital is subject to in its financial management. Chantal completed her education at the University of Ottawa and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1990 from the Université du Québec in Hull.

Ginette Ferguson

Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive RN, BScN, EMBA

The Vice-President, Clinical Programs and Chief Nursing Executive oversees clinical sectors including Inpatients Services, Critical Care and Emergency, Perioperative Services, Family Birthing Centre, Professional Practice, and Mental Health and Addictions.

Ginette Ferguson joined the HGH team in March 2021. She has extensive experience in clinical program management and previously held executive positions in senior management and also served as Chief Nursing Executive in another hospital. Ginette is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner by training and also holds an Executive Master of Business Administration.

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