I’m just one link
in an incredible
chain of teamwork.

— Dr. Chantal Vallée

Dr. Chantal Vallée
Internal Medicine, Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne
Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
Head of Medicine, CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre


Imagine your daily work being turned upside down from one day to the next. Longer and longer workdays, weekends on the job, struggling to keep up with new protective measures… It was a brutal year for medical teams. A year marked by tremendous loss, but also filled with small victories.

This is Dr. Chantal Vallée’s new reality. She is one of the faces of the struggle to manage the pandemic at Hôpital Charles-Le Moyne, designated an alert 2 level hospital. She was pivotal in transforming the hospital to accommodate COVID-19 patients. Creating dedicated units, reorganizing patient flows, redefining the delivery of care. A vast undertaking in the blink of an eye.

She was a frontline witness to your unwavering support over the last few months. From new high-tech equipment to free access to TVs and lunch for staff members. So many gestures—made possible with your donations— have been a balm on the wounds of our patients and our teams on the ground.

The role of donors like you, in a pandemic of this scale, was vital over the last year. You ensured the delivery of quality, safe, high-tech healthcare. Care that meets the needs of the population of the Montérégie, and beyond. You protected our teams. You brought families together. Simply put—you had a direct impact on the comfort of our patients and our staff.