Frédéric Abergel appointed new CEO of CHUM
January 18, 2023
MONTREAL – Quebec’s Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, has announced the appointment of Frédéric Abergel (pictured) as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). His term of office will begin on February 6, 2023, for a period of four years.
Holder of a master’s degree in health administration and a doctorate in public health, Mr. Abergel has developed solid management experience within the health and social services network, including at the Sir Mortimer Davis Jewish General Hospital between 1997 and 2005, then at the Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal.
He held various high-level positions there from 2008 to 2015. He was then appointed assistant president and CEO of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and has been its CEO since June 2018.
“Mr. Abergel’s appointment as CEO of the CHUM is a considerable asset. A seasoned manager who stands out for his in-depth knowledge of the health and social services network, he is the ideal person to occupy this position and contribute to providing high-quality care and services to the population served by this important facility in the city,” said Minister Dubé.
“We are pleased to learn of the appointment of Frédéric Abergel as president and CEO of the CHUM. The entire management team joins me in extending a warm welcome. He will be able to count on our support and our full cooperation as soon as he takes on his new role,” said Danielle Fleury, assistant president and CEO of the CHUM.
She said all CHUM teams are ready to welcome him to help him discover their sector of activity or their unit and present their innovative projects. “We are convinced that his skills and expertise acquired over the past few years in the various management positions within the health and social services network will enable him to meet the many challenges of the CHUM.”
She added, “We take this opportunity to thank Dr. Fabrice Brunet for his 7 years of involvement and dedication. During these years, Dr. Brunet finalized the construction of the two phases of the hospital and carried out the relocation and transfer of patients. It has also set up the outpatient component, an alternative to hospitalization. Dr. Brunet is also remembered for his vision of care and innovation.”