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Health Care
Job Title
Director of Information Technologies and Information Systems
Organization
Hôpital Général de Hawkesbury and District General Hospital Inc.
Martin Chartrand

Martin, what was your most unique experience you have had while vacationing?

One of the most unique experiences I have had while vacationing was during our 2010 summer vacation. My family and I were coming back from Sept-îles where we were visiting our daughter and we stopped at “Pointe aux Outardes” near Tadoussac. The beach there is well known for its natural clay and its therapeutic benefits. They whole family had a blast soaking in the clay and completely getting covered with it. In order to get the clay off we needed to wash into the St-Laurent River which must have been 5 degrees Celsius. I still have fond memories of that moment.

There are many options when considering a Master’s degree program. What would you say was a turning point in choosing the Telfer Executive MBA?

The turning point in choosing the Telfer Executive MBA was back in 2011, when I was part of Senior Leadership course held by Telfer for the Champlain LHIN (Local Health Integrated Network). Networking with classmates made me realize that I could become a senior leader given the right education and experience. Being accepted in the Telfer Executive MBA Program brings all of it together for me, with experienced professors, classroom lectures, combined with real life consulting business cases. It is talking with Executive MBA alumni and attending Telfer’s special panel and networking events that confirmed this program was a perfect fit for my personal and professional growth.

Is there a particular leader who has inspired you? What qualities do you admire about this person?

A person who I admire as a leader and mentor is my immediate supervisor, the Chief Information Officer. It took me a while to realize it but he has been a great role model in my development and success at HGH (Hawkesbury General Hospital). He is a builder of this organization and the legacy he will leave behind, is tremendous. I look up to him for advice and coaching as I have the privilege to observe is great leadership on a daily basis.

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