Dr. Patrick Archambault specializes in emergency medicine, critical care, clinical epidemiology, and implementation science. Co-champion Dr. Martin Crête specializes in cardiology. HDL has a dedicated Research Center and is affiliated with Université Laval for clinical teaching. HDL functions as the referral and research center for CISSS Chaudière-Appalache, an integrated health care center with three other hospitals in Montmagny, Thetford Mines, and St-Georges. HDL serves a diverse urban, suburban, and large rural population with 23% over 65 years old. Research areas of interest include critical care, emergency medicine, cardiology, and nephrology.


Canadian Critical Care Trials Group (CCCTG), Canadian COVID-19 Emergency Department Rapid Response Network (CEDRRN), Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC), Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet), Canadian Heart Function Alliance (CHF), Pan-Canadian Trial Network in Valvular Heart Disease (PACT-V Heart Valve Network), Perioperative Care Network, Infectious Disease Network, Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative (PCPCRC), Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN), Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN), Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC), Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), Canadian Nephrology Trials Network (CNTN)