Tribute to Mrs. Lola Landes

Mrs. Lola Landes BMP FoundationIn 2014, the Board of directors of the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation adopted a strategic plan to enable the Foundation to strengthen its local positioning through communication development , growth of partnerships with BMP Hospital management and to ensure a proactive and a leading edge organization. The BMP Foundation Board of Directors also agreed to fund a “Plan d’action clinique et immobilier (PACI)” (also referred to as a Clinical and Real Estate Action Plan) for the BMP Hospital at a level of approximately 75% of the total cost. Objectives: the construction of a new Outpatient Clinic and Oncology Clinic; and the renovation of the Birthing Pavilion and Orthopaedic Clinic.

In February 2015, the Ministry of Health passed Bill 10 to fundamentally reform the entire health care system. In March 2015, Mrs. Lola Landes joined the BMP Foundation staff as Executive Director. In addition to spearheading, with the Board of Directors, the approval of the PACI by the new management of CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, she was behind the implementation of all major improvement projects funded by the Foundation.

Five years after she took up her position as Executive Director for the Foundation and the Board of Directors wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Ms. Landes for supporting the Foundation and bringing all these important projects to fruition. All the upgrades made to the BMP Hospital are a source of pride for the people of Brome-Missisquoi, for those who work at the BMP Hospital, for the patients and for all the generous donors who have contributed to these projects.

Much to the regret of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Lola Landes has decided that it is now time to embark on new projects and to step down as Director of the BMP Foundation. However, because of her love for the BMP Hospital and the people of Brome-Missisquoi, Mrs. Landes has indicated her interest in continuing her support by eventually joining the Board of Directors of the BMP Foundation where she will be warmly welcomed when the time comes!

“On behalf of the BMP Foundation Board, the population, the staff and professionals working for the well-being of the patients of the BMP Hospital, and all our donors – THANK YOU Lola for your gift over the past 5 years and for your tremendous work.” Mario Lagimonière, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMP Foundation




To read the notice of appointment of Ms. Ingrid Marini to the position of Director of major gifts and planned giving, click here.