President and CEO, Bruyère Continuing Care
Guy Chartrand’s value proposition can be summed up in one phrase—infusing life into organizational design. He has had a progressive career path that has provided him with more than 23 years of senior leadership experience and a firm foundation upon which to build a record of outstanding professional success.
Throughout his career, Guy has held a number of senior positions in hospital, long-term care and community care environments, including president and CEO of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH), and president and CEO of the Mattawa General Hospital and the Mattawa Senior’s Living organization.
Guy is a strong advocate for local health system integration to ensure positive care transitions. He is known for his leadership in the redevelopment of CGMH and for the amalgamation of the Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home. While at Collingwood, he led a sub-region transformation journey of integration through designing a shared accountability and balanced scorecard amongst all service delivery partners.
Guy’s visible and persuasive leadership style, along with an innate ability to identify solutions for operational and cultural challenges, is what helps to drive his consistent success. In working with internal and external stakeholders, Guy is conscious that each voice has the potential to make a meaningful contribution. He makes it a point to listen carefully to everyone.
In addition to obtaining an MBA and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Laurentian University, Guy taught in the School of Business for 13 years as a part-time MBA and undergrad professor. A life-long learner himself, Guy is currently pursuing his PhD through Pécs University in Hungary. His thesis, Leading Teams, aligns perfectly with his professional mandate to “infuse life into organizational design”.
While investing in the learning and growth of staff and focusing on person-centered care are among Guy's top priorities as CEO, he has always demonstrated his deep commitment to being a steward of resources. He is known for bringing both CGMH and Mattawa Hospital back into surplus positions after more than 10 consecutive years of deficits. Another impressive achievement is that while at CGMH, ED wait times were reduced from 79th to eighth across Ontario.
Fluently bilingual in both French and English, Guy has developed a robust professional network with a diverse group of stakeholders, province-wide and nationally.
With solid family values, Guy has made his home in Ottawa with wife Caroline and three children, Zaccharie, Maxim and Melina. He enjoys spending time with his family in a number of outdoor activities such as skiing, boating, hiking and biking.