The Integrated Center for Health and Social Services, (CISSS) des Laurentides announced the appointment by the government of Quebec, of Jean-Philippe Cotton as deputy president and general manager (PDGA) of the CISSS des Laurentides.

Mr. Cotton took office on April 2, 2020 taking over from Mr. Yves St-Onge who will be retiring after a career spanning over 30 years in the health and social services network of Quebec.

Mr. Cotton is very familiar with the residents served by the CISSS des Laurentides and the care and services it provides since for the past five years, he has held the position of director of mental disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical impairment. In addition, he also acted as interim director of multidisciplinary services and professional practices as well as interim director of mental health, addictions and general adult psychosocial services programs. He also served as Director General of the Gingras-Rehabilitation Institute from Lindsay-de-Montréal from 2011 to 2015.

Having acquired a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Montreal, a graduate certificate in microprograming in public management from the National School of Public Administration, a graduate diploma specializing in organization management and a master’s degree in administration, management and organization development from Laval University, Mr. Cotton acquired solid experience in the health and social services network.

“Mr. Cotton is recognized for his mobilizing leadership and his strategic vision. It is considered a benchmark in terms of the involvement of partner users and staff when reviewing various processes aimed at optimizing and improving hospital or ambulatory clinical services or various administrative or human resources support services. He also has in-depth knowledge of clienteles with specific needs. He is the right person to successfully meet the challenges ahead. I wish him the best of luck in his new role,” said Mr. André Poirier president of the council of administrators of the Integrated Center for Health and Social Services, (CISSS ) des Laurentides.