Reappointment of Dr. Rosenberg for four more years
May 4, 2022
MONTREAL – Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (pictured) has been reappointed president and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal for another four-year term, effective April 1, 2022. He has led the CIUSSS since it came into existence in 2015. The announcement was made by Christian Dubé, Quebec’s minister of health and social services.
“Supported by his team, he will draw from his experience and expertise to implement all of the necessary improvements to come,” Minister Dubé said. “Many challenges await us over the next few years as we make changes that will offer the population more efficient and personalized health and social services.”
“Dr. Rosenberg is a true visionary,” said Alan Maislin, president of the CIUSSS’s board of directors. “This reappointment allows us to collectively continue to implement his mission and focus on the goals we’ve set out to accomplish since the CIUSSS was created.”
Dr. Rosenberg has been a Canadian leader in the application of technology to improve healthcare outcomes and workflow.
Among the highlights of Dr. Rosenberg’s leadership in the CIUSSS:
- The launch of OROT, a connected health innovation hub that brings together private-sector entrepreneurs and healthcare experts to create new tools and products to improve the lives of healthcare users and in response to their needs.
- Development of a Command Centre, a digital nerve centre and clearinghouse for data about all aspects of the CIUSSS’s activities. Administrators can now respond more effectively to rapidly changing conditions at various CIUSSS sites, while preventing bottlenecks in the movement of patients through their healthcare trajectory.
- Prompt and effective deployment of telehealth from early 2020 to the present to ensure continuity of support for users of healthcare and social services while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Introduction of HoloLens technology and other innovative tools to improve many aspects of treatment and care.
- Appointment of a Chief Digital Health Officer, a relatively uncommon position in Quebec’s public healthcare system.
Dr. Rosenberg has been president and CEO since April 2015, when CIUSSS West-Central Montreal came into existence. He was appointed executive director of the Jewish General Hospital in 2013 and he served from 2007 to 2013 as the hospital’s chief of surgical services.
Before coming to the JGH, Dr. Rosenberg earned a Master’s degree and a doctorate in experimental surgery from McGill University, followed by post-doctoral studies and a surgical fellowship in transplantation at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Rosenberg became director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the Montreal General Hospital, inaugurating McGill’s Pancreas Transplant Program and leading the team that performed the first successful liver transplant at McGill.