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.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation is proud to announce that the first annual Toonie Challenge raised $14,012 in support of The Best Care for Life Campaign. Launched in collaboration with the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS), students collected toonies for the MUHC Foundation with a long-term objective of raising 69,000 toonies to circle the entire Glen site if placed end-to-end.
The goal of the Toonie Challenge is for students in Montreal schools to collect toonies for the MUHC Foundation, to raise awareness of the needs of the hospital, and to engage students and their schools in an active relationship with the MUHC.
All funds raised this year will go towards completing the MUHC's Best Care for Life Campaign, which supports the building of the new Glen hospital facility that will be completed in the fall of 2014.
On Wednesday, August 7, family, friends, and loyal supporters of Kate McGarrigle gathered to pay tribute to this legendary Canadian musical icon at the inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle. Located on Laurier Avenue between Querbes and Durocher Avenues in the borough of Outremont in Montreal, this small park is just steps away from Kate’s former residence.
On August 7 at 7 p.m., the North American premiere of the film Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will be screened at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West, Montreal). Directed by Lian Lunson and starring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle along with other special guests, this documentary celebrates the life and musical career of renowned singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Tickets for this must-see film are $10, and can be purchased by clicking here.
McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre, the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital Center today announced a major collaboration with a leading philanthropic foundation to contribute to the province’s commitment to enhance cancer care. This initiative, the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), aims to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer.
For a third consecutive year, the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) is one of the top 40 research hospitals in Canada. The recent rankings released by Re$earch Infosource Inc. have the RI-MUHC claiming the 2nd overall spot in the country. The results were tallied based on research intensity, which includes both grants and contracts.
Diagnosing colorectal cancer (CRC) is complex; it relies on significant invasive tests and subjective evaluations. This process may soon become much easier thanks to a medical breakthrough by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The researchers have identified genetic changes in the colon lining, or mucosa, in colorectal cancer patients that could be used as biomarkers of the disease. That will allow doctors to diagnose patients earlier, more accurately and less invasively. The study, recently published online, in Cancer Prevention Research, has implications for the nearly one million people diagnosed annually worldwide.
Today, the Cancer Research Society, the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST), Université Laval, and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) jointly announced a $3.7-million investment into environment-cancer research. From this amount, $2.7 million will go towards the research project of Dr. Yves Fradet, from Université Laval, and Dr. Armen Aprikian, from the RI MUHC, to study the relationship between lifestyle, biomarkers and prostate cancer risk. The remaining $1 million from the MESRST and the Cancer Research Society will be used to recruit epidemiologists who specialize in environment-cancer research. This investment is part of the Cancer Research Society's GRePEC program (a research and prevention group in environment-cancer), in collaboration with the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).