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Mrs Patricia Lefebvre

Patricia Lefebvre graduated from the Université de Montréal with her bachelor of pharmacy in 1983 and completed a master–hospital pharmacy at the Université de Montréal in 1984. She completed the executive training in research application program from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. She is an associate clinician at the Faculté de pharmacie of the Université de Montréal. She is a fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. In 2010, Mrs.Lefebvre was appointed director of Quality and Performance at the McGill University Health Centre. In her current position, she manages a team of professionals responsible for improvement initiatives, health information management, and performance evaluation. From 2000 to 2010, Mrs.Lefebvre was appointed the first pharmacist-in-chief of the McGill University Health Centre. This position presented many challenges of organizational and clinical practice change following the merger of five institutions. Since 2000, Mrs.Lefebvre focused her practice in the area of quality and safety. She has served on hospital, advisory group, professional associations and government committees, published articles and delivered medication safety presentations to groups and organizations at provincial, national and international level. She is a member of the Board of directors of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et services sociaux and a member of the Groupe Vigilance sur la sécurité des soins, reporting to the Québec Minister of Health and Social Services. She was a member of the Board of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute in 2006-08. Mrs.Lefebvre is a past president of the Association des pharmaciens d’établissements de santé du Québec and a past president of the Quebec Branch of Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. In 2002, she received the Prix d’excellence Roger Leblanc in recognition of outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to practice excellence and professional development. In 2007, she was awarded the Prix Louis Hébert by the Ordre des pharmaciens du Québec, the highest recognition in Quebec, in recognition of her outstanding career. The Université de Montréal presented her with an honorific diploma in recognition of her outstanding career. In 2010, she received the Montreal General Hospital Award of Merit in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the institution.