Community Announcement – Welcoming message to the First Nation Hospital Liaison (Maria)

The Listuguj Community Health Services is pleased to welcome Ms. Jessika Pepin, RN as the new First Nation Hospital Liaison with Maria Hospital.

We were able to bring Jessika on board through our collaboration with Gesgapegiag Health and Community Services.  She will work directly with clients/patients, community leaders, and other programs and services within the three organizations to assist the CISSS in implementing the services required to meet the needs of the First Nation communities of the Chaleur Bay region.

She will perform a wide range of services for our community members at Maria Hospital, including roles as advocating for clients during the development of their hospital discharge plans, to the presentation of these plans to internal community resources to ensure continuity of care (i.e., LCHS Home & Community Care Program; Social Services; Families First, etc.)

The direct benefit to our clients for having a strong resource such as Jessika at Maria Hospital will be to overcome the potential language barrier with service providers, and to have someone help navigate the Health Care System at a time when our health issues make us feel vulnerable, and at times, misunderstood.

Please join me in welcoming Jessika to her new role with us as the First Nation Hospital Liaison at Maria Hospital.


Donna Metallic

Director, Listuguj Community Health Services