For Ron Waxman, dedication to the welfare of others is directly related to the compassionate care he witnessed in his own family. In 2004, he saw his father treated with such sensitivity and attentiveness as a resident at Maimonides Geriatric Centre that Mr. Waxman felt he had to become involved.
Today, as a board member of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, his objectives are clear: “Going about things in the right way and forming networks in order to establish a continuum of care are essential. At the end of the day, people will be better served because of the continuity in our healthcare network. I’m a big believer that that’s the way to go in fixing the system.”
In dealing with the needs of healthcare users, Mr. Waxman is drawing on his experience with the Maimonides Foundation and, later, as a member of the Centre Board in 2006. For the next nine years, he played an active role that included serving as President from 2012 to 2015. In addition, he has been associated with the Jewish General Hospital Foundation for 20 years, was a member of the Jewish Eldercare Centre Board of Directors, and is Past President of the Elm Ridge Golf and Country Club. Previously, Mr. Waxman was President of Frisco Bay Industries of Canada Ltd. for over 30 years.
The board of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is now in a position to benefit from Mr. Waxman’s expertise in verification, performance and management of quality. Long-term care is of particular interest to him, including the need for advocates for the elderly. As Mr. Waxman points out, “We need to look at how we can better serve our elderly, in order to give them a better quality of life.”