President of St. Boniface Hospital dies

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Dr. Michel Tétreault, the president and chief executive officer of the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, has died.

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Dr. Michel Tétreault, the president and chief executive officer of the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, has died.

A hospital spokeswoman told the Free Press on Wednesday afternoon that Tétreault died earlier that day.

Tétreault joined St. Boniface Hospital as its chief medical officer in 2001 and became the president and CEO in February 2005.

JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS files Dr. Michel Tetreault.

Tétreault’s biography from last May’s second annual Human Resource Strategies for Healthcare forum in Toronto, where he was one of the keynote speakers, stated that he was also the associate to the Dean of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine and associate to the CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority for French Language Services.

He was a member of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority’s senior leadership team with responsibility for Lean and Infection Prevention & Control.

Tétreault specialized in emergency medicine.

In a release, St. Boniface Hospital expressed its sadness over Tetreault’s death.

Pointing out that Tetrault joined St. Boniface as chief medical officer in 2001 and was appointed president and CEO in February 2005 after the retirement of Hubert Gauther, Murray Kilfoyle, chairman of the St. Boniface Hospital board of directors said: “I had the honour of working alongside Dr. Tétreault for over 10 years as a board member and chair of the board of directors at St. Boniface Hospital. His leadership and guidance were invaluable and he will be greatly missed.”

“Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Dr. Michel Tétreault,” said Dan Lussier, executive director of the Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba. “He was a friend, a mentor and a great leader to many here in Manitoba and abroad. At the heart of all his work was a vision of compassion and service for the patients and families that called on St. Boniface Hospital in their time of need. His presence will be greatly missed.”

A champion of lean methodologies in health care aimed at reducing waste and improving processes, Dr. Tétreault was often invited to share his insights with health organizations in Canada, the United States and Europe, the release said.

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