Having been involved with the Jewish General Hospital since 2001 – most recently as President of the JGH Board of Directors – Allen Rubin is now President of the Board of Governors of the JGH Corporation.
Mr. Rubin first assumed an active role by joining the JGH Foundation and chaired the Pharmaprix Weekend to End Women's Cancers for two consecutive years. He describes the experience as personally stimulating and fulfilling, since it enabled him to see the direct results of the fundraising effort: The nearly $8 million dollars that was raised during each edition of the Weekend went directly to the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.
As a member of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, Mr. Rubin sees his involvement rising to the next level—a natural extension and progression that will now inspire him to consider ways of improving the continuum of care in a multi-faceted environment.
“The goals of the new system are well purposed and well positioned,” Mr. Rubin says. “I want to see the raison d’être behind the continuum of care become a reality for the patient.”
As Vice-President of Operations for Reitmans Canada Ltd., Mr. Rubin welcomes the opportunity to contribute his professional expertise to the network, along with his passion for seeing things through to their conclusion.
“If I am unable to contribute something, I don’t want to be a part of it,” he states, adding that he looks forward to focusing to a greater degree on the needs of healthcare users within the network. “We understand the purpose of the legislation,” he says of his role on the Board, “and now it’s up to us to make it happen.”