CFHI Deeply Saddened by the Death of Dr. Patricia Martens

We at CFHI are saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Patricia Martens (1952-2015). All of us at CFHI express our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Dr. Martens led a distinguished career as a Professor in the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Health Sciences and as Director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy.

She first joined CFHI’s Board of Directors in 2009, participating in every standing committee of the Board before her departure in 2014. She was a valued member of CFHI’s Board of Directors, and her insight, wisdom and enthusiasm for healthcare improvement will be missed.

Dr. Martens embodied what it means to be a true pioneer – taking what we know from health and social services research, and finding endlessly creative ways of transferring it to what we do in practice.

She received numerous awards throughout her career and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.