Alexandria, ON – Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is proud to commemorate the remarkable 50-year dedication of Francine Leblanc, who has served as a Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) at HGMH for her entire career. A special recognition event took place on August 8th, uniting esteemed dignitaries, past and present colleagues, family, and friends in honoring Francine’s five decades of unwavering commitment to healthcare.
Mayor Jamie MacDonald presented Francine with a heartfelt Certificate of Recognition, acknowledging her outstanding service and impact on the community. President and CEO Robert Alldred-Hughes took the podium to recognize Francine’s journey, unveiling a specially crafted award symbolizing her exceptional contributions, dedication, and empathetic patient care.
Reflecting on this milestone, MPP for Glengarry, Prescott & Russell, Stéphane Sarrazin, conveyed his appreciation through a Certificate of Recognition, which was bestowed upon Francine during the ceremony. Premier Doug Ford also extended his warm regards with a Certificate of Recognition, underscoring Francine’s significant contributions to healthcare in the province.
“Francine Leblanc’s extraordinary commitment and service over the past five decades at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital are truly inspiring,” stated President and CEO Robert Alldred-Hughes. “Her dedication to patient care, compassion, humor, and professional excellence has left an indelible mark on our hospital and the broader community. This milestone is a testament to her remarkable career, and we are honored to celebrate it.”
Francine Leblanc, known for her humility and grace, shared her thoughts on this significant achievement: “My journey of 50 years as a Medical Radiation Technologist at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital has been filled with learning, growth, and meaningful connections. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to have contributed to patient well-being and the community’s health. I extend my heartfelt appreciation to my colleagues, friends, and family who have supported me throughout this remarkable journey.”
As HGMH reflects on Francine Leblanc’s five decades of exceptional service, the hospital remains committed to upholding the values of passion, accountability, compassion, and teamwork that she exemplified throughout her illustrious career.