Heart Institute names Vincent Lamontagne vice president, public affairs, chief communications officer

August 22, 2023

Vincent Lamontagne is rejoining the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, this time as vice president of public affairs and chief communications officer. Vincent Lamontagne led corporate communications initiatives for the institute from 2012 to 2019.

Mr. Lamontagne spent the last four years as the director of communications for the National Capital Integrated University Health and Social Services Centre (CIUSSS), where he led and implemented communications and public affairs for 20,000 employees across 200 facilities (including six hospitals, 12 foundations and four research centres). In this role, he provided strategic public relations advice to the president and CEO, the senior management team, the executive committee, and the board of directors. He also led and coordinated communications and public affairs during crisis management and emergency preparedness situations, including for the regional public health agency during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am honoured to return to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute,” said Vincent Lamontagne. “This world-renowned cardiac care centre makes a difference in the lives of so many. I am excited to once again contribute, alongside the communications team, to the institute’s excellence and presence in our community.”

Mr. Lamontagne has worked for the University of Ottawa in the communications department, where he served as manager of media relations. He also contributed to  regional and national communications activities as press secretary for a cabinet minister in Québec.

Media contact

Leigh B. Morris
Communications Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute