Licensed Practical Nurse receives Medal of Merit from his professional order

Rubathas Somasundaram
Rubathas Somasundaram

Bravo, Rubathas Somasundaram! A licensed practical nurse with our CIUSSS, he was recognized by his professional order after distinguishing himself during his studies. Mr. Somasudaram won the Medal of Merit last September from the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec in recognition of “the professional behaviour of the most deserving student.”

Mr. Somasundaram studied in the Health, Assistance and Nursing Program at the West Island Career Centre from 2020 to 2022. During his studies, he worked as an injector at the Décarie Square vaccination site, where he continues to administer COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.

“On numerous occasions, Mr. Somasundaram has demonstrated his professionalism and commitment to providing quality care to all clients,” says Dana Porubska, coordinator for COVID-19 vaccination at Décarie Square and Parc-Extension. “His ability to acquire new knowledge, to problem solve and to always demonstrate compassion and concern for safety have made him a valued member of our Multiservice team. Collaborative and adaptive, his contributions have been essential to the efficiency and quality of our CIUSSS health mission.”

Congratulations, Mr. Somasundaram.