Appointment of New HGH Chief of Staff

Press Release

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé appointed as Chief of Staff

HAWKESBURY, ON – The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH), Guy Yelle, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Paul E. Beaulé as Chief of Staff of HGH. He will assume his new duties on January 30, 2023.

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé
Dr. Paul E. Beaulé

Dr. Beaulé has been practising medicine for more than 20 years. He has been serving as Chief of Orthopedics at HGH since 2020 and was instrumental in the development of this program. In addition, Dr. Beaulé has established a world-renowned research program in hip surgery and biomechanics and has led key quality of care initiatives locally, provincially, and nationally, focusing on inter-institutional shared clinical care models, operating room efficiency and patient-reported outcome measures.

Originally from Québec City, Dr. Beaulé completed his medical school and orthopedic residency at the University of Ottawa. He then completed fellowships at UCLA and USC in California and practised at UCLA from 2000 to 2005 as a specialist in joint preserving surgery and arthroplasty of the hip. In 2005, he returned to uOttawa where he is now Professor of Surgery, Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Director of Research and Innovation for the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. Previously, he served as Head of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, Chief of the Adult Reconstruction Service and President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.


“Dr. Beaulé is a passionate, world-class leader who is no stranger to our hospital. With his multidisciplinary team approach, our patients and health care professionals will benefit from the best possible experience providing the highest quality of care in the most rewarding environment. As a committed Francophone, he looks forward to continuing to work with our community partners in Eastern Ontario to ensure the continued success of HGH as a model regional hospital in Ontario.”
-Guy Yelle
Chair, Board of Directors, HGH

The Chief of Staff ensures the continuous improvement of the quality of services and care provided at the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital. This announcement follows a rigorous consultation and search process launched in October 2022.

Media Contact

Édith Léveillé
Community Relations Coordinator
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
Telephone: 613-632-1111, ext. 61005