N.B. medical society names new CEO

The New Brunswick Medical Society has found its new CEO in René Boudreau, the organization announced Wednesday.

In a news release, the society’s board chairman, Dr. Chris Goodyear, said Boudreau brings to the NBMS “a wealth of experience from the provincial civil service.”

“At a time when government will be making significant investments in health care, his understanding of system change and governance will help address the society’s priorities of improving primary care access, developing and supporting collaborative care models, decreasing surgical wait lists and addressing physician retention and recruitment,” he said.

“We believe his strong leadership and knowledge of New Brunswick healthcare is the right combination to lead the NBMS to deliver change while ensuring quality care for our patients.”

According to the society, Boudreau will represent New Brunswick physicians and advocate for patients to the government, provincial and national partner organizations, as well as the public.

“It is a great honor and opportunity to take on this leadership role with the New Brunswick Medical Society at such an important and pivotal time for our health system,” said Boudreau.

“I strongly believe that the innovative solutions needed to overcome today’s challenges and improve the health outcomes of New Brunswickers will come from physicians, healthcare professionals and their patients.”

Boudreau said he looks forward to bringing innovative ideas to life in the hopes of transforming New Brunswick’s health system.

He takes the helm of the organization on June 12.