The Montérégie-Ouest Integrated Health and Social Services Centre (CISSSMO) confirmed via press release on July 8 that Philippe Gribeauval has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer for the regional health organization.
Recognized for his innovative strategic vision and ability to solve complex organizational challenges, and with nearly 40 years of experience in senior management positions in both the public and private sector, Gribeauval will bring his extensive experience to the CISSSMO starting on August 9.
“Mr. Gribeauval stands out because of his desire to innovate and think outside the box, and also for his human and unifying approach, both of which will undoubtedly serve as assets in addressing the significant organizational challenges facing the establishment,” says Lise Verreault, who has served as interim CEO since last April. In wishing her successor the best of luck, Verreault notes that Gribeauval will be joining an extraordinary team committed to offering quality health services, despite the challenges.
Gribeauval holds a bachelor’s degree in physiology and a master’s degree in health sciences administration from the Université de Montréal. For the past five years, he has served as director general of the CEGEP Gérald-Godin. His role with the CISSSMO will represent a return to his roots. Gribeauval began his career in the health and social services sector as assistant director of human resources at Sainte-Justine hospital. He has since held various executive director positions in hospitals, CLSCs, and CHSLDs.
As CISSSMO president and CEO, his mandate will be to continue the work already underway to ensure the maintenance of health services in the region, while responding to the significant needs within the population given the current context, particularly regarding labour shortages.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Gribeauval as the new head of the CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest. His solid expertise and extensive experience in various organizations, particularly in the field of education, will certainly bring a fresh perspective to help meet our pressing workforce challenges,” says Claude Jolin, the chair of the CISSSMO board of directors.
“The members of the Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank Ms. Verreault for the impressive work she accomplished during her interim,” Jolin adds. “Although her tenure was brief, she was able to bring her vast experience in the health and social services network to bear on several major projects and breathe new life into the organization.” (SR)