Continuing to build on our CIUSSS’s strong foundation
A little over three years ago, when CIUSSS West-Central Montreal had just come into existence, I expressed the hope that our staff would best serve the public by learning to work as a cohesive group with a real sense of collective identity. This could be done, I felt, by inspiring staff to build something together.
Now that my initial three-year term has concluded, I can see how far we have come as true builders. I am also gratified that the Minister of Health and Social Services has re‑appointed me for a second term, because this means I can be actively involved in continuing what we have begun, while strengthening what we have already built.
I am especially heartened by the extent to which members of staff, Senior Management, the Board of Directors, our tireless volunteers and our generous donors have pulled together to distinguish our CIUSSS. While operating within a radically new management structure, they all forged ahead with programs, initiatives and major renovations to improve the quality and environment of care.
Like the improvement of quality, the process of building our CIUSSS is an ongoing task, and I have no doubt that significant challenges await us. However, I am equally confident that given the insightfulness, determination, ingenuity and warmth that I have encountered in all of our facilities, we are definitely up to the task. As my second term unfolds, I look forward to the next leg of our journey.