The intensive care units (ICU) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) treat the most vulnerable patients, whether they are in recovery from surgery, have severe medical complications, or have recently experienced sudden trauma. At the new Glen site, there will be a larger space dedicated to intensive care, as an additional eleven beds will be added to the current 22 beds at the Royal Victoria Hospital and 7 beds at the Montreal Chest Institute (which will be moved when both hospitals close in 2015).
In many offices, the use of personal cell phones is strictly prohibited, but at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative has been vitally embraced. Launched as a pilot project in 2009, the MUHC provides clinicians and nurses with online software allowing them to quickly access important information related to their patients via a personal smartphone.
Over two years into construction of the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen Site, work has progressed quickly, and the exterior of the facility is now complete. With more than 1,400 workers on site daily, the interior of this future 220,000 m2 is now the focus, as the masonry, electrical, and plumbing for each of the buildings are all underway. Several key pieces of equipment such as sterilizers and linear accelerators are also en route to their new home at the Glen.
For the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) 615 researchers, the new Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM) at the Glen will house the latest technology available to the scientific world. Located on the fourth floor of the Research Institute, this 50,000 sq. ft. space will be the hub for clinical research at the MUHC, and its medical professionals will conduct investigator-initiated research, first-in-man studies, large-scale clinical trials and vaccine studies.
RE$EARCH Infosource Inc., one of Canada's leading consulting firms, recently released its ranking of the top 40 Research Hospitals for 2011. The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) has claimed the fourth overall spot and the top spot in Quebec. The results were tallied based on research intensity, which includes both grants and contracts.