Awards and mentions


Villa Medica is accredited with honorable mention in Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program.

APRIL 2018

Villa Medica obtains recognition from Accreditation Canada in April 2018 for its Distinction Program – Services for stroke victims


Recipients of the 2017 Grégoire Scholarship ( read news )

Bernadette Nedelec honored by the American Occupational Therapy Foundation ( read news )


The ACMQ awards Villa Medica 3rd place in the “Innovation” prize at the 2017 Recognition Awards ( read news )


Heart & Stroke honors Dr. Louise-Hélène Lebrun ( read news )

The Professional Order of Physiotherapy of Quebec awards the Prix Excellence 2017 to Villa Medica ( read news )

JULY 2017

Benjamin Gagnon-Chainey, physiotherapist, receives the prestigious Vanier and Trudeau scholarships ( read news )

MAY 2017

Réseau Planetree Québec awards Silver recognition to Villa Medica ( read news )

Annick Chouinard, physiotherapist, has been named president of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Interest Group (OT/PT SIG) of the American Burn Association (ABA) for 2018 ( read news ).


Villa Medica receives honorable mention from Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program ( read news ).


Villa Medica’s candidacy was selected for the Health and Social Services Network Excellence Awards ( read news ).

MAY 2015

Mesdames Valérie Calva, Alissa Carter, Marie-Andrée Couture, Élisabeth Godbout, Chantale Poulin and Geneviève Schneider, occupational therapists in the severe burns program, receive the 2014 Ginette-Théorêt prize awarded by the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec ( read news ).


The Théâtre Aphasique wins the Prix Création Mon Rêve ( read news ).

MAY 2014

Ms. Bernadette Nedelec, researcher in the burns program at Villa Medica, won the 2013 Mention of Excellence awarded by the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec ( read news ).

APRIL 2014

Ikram Methqal, neurospychologist at Villa Medica is selected to present the scientific article “ Age-related brain changes sustain distinct compensatory mechanisms for maintaining performance during semantic categorization task” at the World Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions 2014 .

MARCH 2014

Villa Medica becomes the first French-speaking institution in Canada to comply with the requirements of the Distinction – Stroke Services program of Accreditation Canada ( read news ).


Bruno Ollivry and the driving team won 1st place at the 2013 Innovation Prize of the Association of Multidisciplinary Councils of Quebec (ACMQ) for the project ” Villa Medica Rehabilitation Hospital Driving Program: Early Intervention and Phase evaluation and training in 2nd line “.

Villa Medica’s severe burn program team won 3rd place for the 2013 Radiation Award from the Association of Multidisciplinary Councils of Quebec (ACMQ) for the project ” New clinical approach in the sensory rehabilitation of neuropathic pain in patients Great Burns


Théâtre Aphasique receives the Special Jury Prize at the Mont-Laurier International Theater Festival for the performance of its show Jeux, scène et délire .

JULY 2013

Annick Chouinard, a physiotherapist at Villa Medica, sits on the American Burn Association (ABA) rehabilitation committee for a three-year term.

MAY 2013

Carolle Lavallée, physiotherapist at Villa Medica, receives the 2012-2013 Atlas Prize for Excellence in Physiotherapy Teaching from the School of Rehabilitation at the University of Montreal.

APRIL 2013

Two posters created by the Villa Medica burn program team are displayed at the American Burn Association (ABA) annual convention in Palm Beach.


Villa Medica is Accredited with Honors in Accreditation Canada’s Qmentum program.

MAY 2012

Dr. Léo Lasalle, an expert in the treatment of victims of serious burns, wins the 2012 Volunteer of the Year award at the Gens de cœur competition.