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Welcoming the next President and Executive Director of the MUHC

Lucie Opatrny, MUHC PDG

Montreal, December 14, 2022—
The McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Confirming Lucie Opatrny as President and CEO of the organization.

dr Opatrny’s academic background, talent, energy and multifaceted experience in the health and social services network, who is currently Deputy Assistant Minister to the General Directorate for Academic, Medical, Nursing and Pharmaceutical Affairs, make her a natural candidate and an exceptional fit for the job scheduled appointment.

“MUHC is preparing a new strategic plan and there is no shortage of challenges,” states Chairman of the Board Mr. Peter Kruyt. Opatrny has a thorough understanding of what needs to be done to keep up with advances in clinical care, research and education, and how to foster innovation while respecting the needs of patients and the role we play in partnership with ours , in line are colleagues in the health network”.

dr Opatrny received her medical degree and a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University and a master’s degree in healthcare management and a diploma in advanced negotiations from Harvard University. Between 2004 and 2012 she was also a practicing physician at MUHC in the role of Director of Professional Services at CISSS de Laval and St. Mary’s Hospital Center. Prior to her appointment to the government in 2018, she also taught in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill.

“MUHC has a long history of developing and providing state-of-the-art care to Quebecers,” added Dr. Opatrny added. “I look forward to coming on board and collaborating with MUHC’s world-class clinicians, educators, researchers and administrative teams to advance more interdisciplinary care and advance its goals and success.”

“We are grateful to our outgoing President and Executive Director, Dr. Very grateful to Pierre Gfeller. We wish him the very best as we begin a new chapter the week of January 30th under the direction of Dr. Lucie Opatrny,” concluded Mr. Kruyt.

To read the government’s announcement, please click here.

About McGill University Health Center (MUHC)

McGill University Health Center (MUHC) is one of the world’s leading academic healthcare institutions. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of its founding hospitals, MUHC provides exceptional multidisciplinary patient-centered care. Affiliated with McGill University School of Medicine, MUHC continues to shape the course of adult and pediatric medicine by attracting clinical and research expertise from around the world, evaluating the latest medical technologies, and educating the next generation of medical professionals. In collaboration with our network partners, we are building a better future for our patients and their families; for our employees, professionals, researchers and students; for our community and above all for life. muhc.ca

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