Outstanding Cote Saint-Lucer wins prestigious award

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Congratulations to Dr. Marc Afilalo, winner of the Jewish General Hospital 2013 Award for Excellence in Physician Management. Dr. Afilalo is Chief of Emergency Medicine at the JGH and one of the leading emergentologists in Quebec and has served as advisor to several Ministers of Health and Social Services.

Dr. Afilalo is also an outstanding Cote Saint-Lucer and has been a strong supporter of CSL’s campaign to recognize Paramedics in Quebec since the 1980′s. During the municipal merger era (2002-2005) faced with the prospect of losing the CSL Emergency Medical Services Dr. Afilalo organized a letter of support signed by nearly every emergency medicine physician at the JGH. This crucial support, coupled with D’Arcy McGee MNA Lawrence Bergman’s push in the National Assembly and strong community support from Anthony Housefather, Ruth Kovac and myself, ensured the continuation of EMS on CSL territory.

Dr. Marc Afilalo

Dr. Marc Afilalo

Dr. Afilalo was also the recipient, earlier this year of the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal which was presented to him at a public ceremony at City Hall.

Congratulations, yet again, to a truly remarkable Cote Saint-Lucer and an extraordinary leader on this well deserved honour.

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Félicitations au Dr Marc Afilalo , recipiendaire du Prix d’excellence en gestion médicale de l’Hôpital général juif. Le Dr Afilalo est le chef de la médecine d’urgence à l’HGJ et l’un des principaux urgentologues du Québec et a siégé comme conseiller de plusieurs ministres de la Santé et des Services sociaux .

Le Dr Afilalo est également un remarquable Côte Saint- Lucois et a été un fervent partisan de la campagne de CSL à reconnaître les paramédics au Québec depuis les années 1980. Pendant l’ère de la fusion municipale (2002-2005) face à la perspective de perdre les Services médicaux d’urgence CSL le Dr Afilalo a organisé une lettre de soutien signée par presque tous les médecins de la médecine d’urgence à l’HGJ. Ce soutien crucial , couplé avec le support du député Lawrence Bergman à l’Assemblée nationale et un appui solide de la communauté par Anthony Housefather, Ruth Kovac et moi-même , a assuré la poursuite de SMU sur le territoire de CSL.

Le Dr Afilalo a également reçu, plus tôt cette année, le Médaille du jubilé de la reine Elizabeth II qui lui a été remis lors d’une cérémonie publique à la mairie.

Félicitations , encore une fois , à un remarquable Cote Saint- Lucois et un leader extraordinaire pour cet honneur bien mérité.

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Outstanding CSLer awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

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Dr. Marc Afilalo receives the Queen's Jubillee Medal by Councillor Glenn J. Nashen and Mayor Anthony Housefather surrounded by his family

Dr. Marc Afilalo receives the Queen’s Jubilee Medal by Councillor Glenn J. Nashen and Mayor Anthony Housefather surrounded by his family

I was honoured to join Mayor Anthony Housefather in presenting the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal to Dr. Marc Afilalo at the February 11th public council meeting of the City of Cote Saint-Luc.

This award is quite prestigious and I am so pleased that Dr. Afilalo, Chief of Emergency Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital and professor in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University, is one of two recipients who received this award as nominated by City Council.

Dr. Marc Afilalo is a formidable nominee on the part of our city.  City Council, on behalf of Her Majesty, has recognized and shown immense appreciation to Dr. Afilalo who has been one of the staunchest supporters of CSL Emergency Medical Services dating back more than three decades.  Dr. Afilalo was a significant influence upon the Quebec government in saving EMS when the Fire Department mergers took place ten years ago and gobbled up all first response services on the Island of Montreal, except in CSL.

Dr. Afilalo has stood with CSL in our campaign to recognize Paramedics in Quebec since the 1980’s. He is one of the gurus of Emergency Medicine in Quebec and has served as adviser to several health ministers.

Having known Dr. Afilalo for well over 25 years I think he is an outstanding nominee, a mentor to hundreds of young students and a remarkable Cote Saint-Lucer and an extraordinary leader in the field of Emergency Medicine and in our community.

Congratulations Dr. Afilalo on this well deserved honour.

Training paramedics from Jordan and Israel

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