A patient partner on the transition committee that will prepare the merger of Santé Québec

Catherine Wilhelmy, patient partner, is one of the members of the transition committee with the important mandate of "Preparing for the merger" of Santé Québec.

Catherine Wilhelmy, patient partner and codirector of the Scientific Direction of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec and coleader of the Expériences community, which brings together over a hundred Québec patient partners, is one of the members of the transition committee with the important mandate of “Preparing for the merger” of Santé Québec.

The Expériences patient-partner community is delighted with this most significant nomination:

The entire community rallies to salute her incredible dedication and inspiring leadership. For the past five years, Catherine has been involved in every aspect of patient partnership. She spares no effort and gives of her time, without counting the hours, whether it’s to talk about patient partnerships, or to promote the importance of co-construction and collaboration in different healthcare environments. She knows how to talk, convince, debate and win over many hearts. Often, as she puts it so well, it’s by winning over one person at a time that we transform mentalities.

Source: Linkedin page of the Expériences community

Starting in January 2024, the transition committee will have one year to support the team leading Santé Québec towards deployment. Its mission will also be to draw up a transition plan to be implemented over the next few years. The committee’s mandate will end in April 2025, when the plan will be submitted to the Minister of Health and Social Services.

Santé Québec Transition Committee members

Source: La Presse

  • Daniel Paré, Deputy Minister of Health
  • Caroline Barbir, former CEO of CHU Sainte-Justine
  • Dr. Gilbert Boucher, President of the Association des spécialistes en médecine d’urgence du Québec and emergency physician at the Institut de cardiologie de Montréal
  • Sylvie Tremblay, Executive Director of the Regroupement provincial des comités des usagers (RPCU)
  • Catherine Lemay, National Director of Youth Protection and Associate Deputy Minister, MSSS
  • Line Bérubé, former Associate Secretary General, Senior Jobs, Ministère du Conseil exécutif
  • Richard Deschamps, Associate Deputy Minister, MSSS
  • Isabelle Malo, former CEO of CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Renée Marcoux, nurse, CISSS de la Côte-Nord
  • François Dutil, Senior Manager – IT Partnerships, Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance at Desjardins
  • Catherine Wilhelmy, Coleader of the patient-partner community Expériences
  • Patient-Public-Organizational Partnership