Appointment of Lynne McVey as President and CEO of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC

On July 3, 2018, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, announced the appointment of Lynne McVey as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Montréal West Island Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (IUHSSC). This four-year mandate began on July 9, 2018.

Since the creation of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC, Lynne McVey has shown her dedication to employees, physicians, health care professionals and to our clientele, as well as demonstrated an accessible and inspiring leadership style. She is also known for her extensive knowledge of the health care and social services system in Quebec, her pragmatism, her humanity, and her listening skills. She has acquired a hands on view of our organisation which will now provide trust to the pursuit of her vision for the organisation as well as for the current major projects already underway.

Over the course of her mandate as President and CEO, Lynne McVey aims to build a culture of greatness of both care and services among IUHSSC staff and the West Island community. She is firmly convinced that constant flow of information with all staff is required to achieve this goal.

Lynne McVey aims to provide the right care and services to the right patient/client at the right time and close to home. Working closely with the Board of Directors and with all our partners, she strives to advance care services, teaching, education and research.

Holder of a fellowship in Health Care Administration from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, Lynne McVey has over 15 years of experience as a senior manager in the health and social services network. She has served as Associate President and CEO of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC since 2015 and held the position of Executive Director at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute prior to the reform of Bill 10. Her clinical management background includes mandates as Co-Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and Director of Clinical Operations and Nursing at the Jewish General Hospital. Her academic profile as an Associate Professor and Professional Training Manager has enabled her to forge strong ties with the McGill University and the Université de Montréal networks which she wishes to share with the Montréal West Island IUHSSC.

Achieving enduring greatness of our publicly funded health care and social services system for the benefit of the population is what drives the new President and CEO of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC.