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In 2015, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) Foundations partnered after the Royal Victoria Hospital moved to the state-of-the-art Glen site of the MUHC.

Since integrating our Boards of Directors and staff into a single team, we have strengthened our fundraising capacity and contributed record-breaking amounts to support the greatest needs of the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Together with the support of the community, the MUHC and RVH Foundations have accomplished a lot, and there is still much more work to do! To better reflect who we are today, we have decided to make one more change – as of April 1, 2018, the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation has officially changed its name to the McGill University Health Centre Foundation.

We are now one united Foundation focused on investing in patient care, research and teaching – so that the doctors and researchers of the MUHC can push the limits of what’s possible.

Our Vision

Partner with the McGill University Health Centre to deliver optimal patient care and drive research discoveries that will transform healthcare for the future.

Our Mission

Together with our network we support research, teaching and the best care for life at the McGill University Health Centre.

History of the MUHC Foundation

Founded in 1998, the MUHC Foundation’s primary mandate was to advance The Best Care for Life (BCFL) campaign, a historic $300 million fundraising initiative to support the construction of a new hospital complex at the Glen site, as well as renovations to existing hospital sites. The Foundation played an important role in helping to fund some of the MUHC’s greatest needs related to the BCFL campaign, including helping to raise $50 million to fulfill matching donation payments to the Canada Foundation Innovation, who awarded a $100 million grant to the Research Institute of the MUHC to support the construction of its new facilities as part of the hospital’s redevelopment project.

History of the RVH Foundation

The RVH Foundation was created in 1973 to raise, manage, and steward funds.  Over the course of its history, it helped advance patient care, research, and teaching specifically at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the MUHC by funding programs, equipment, research and teaching initiatives. A sustainable and continued source of funding by the Foundation enabled the RVH of the MUHC to remain of the forefront of exceptional patient care and improve the quality of life of its patients.  In April of 2018, following three years of partnership with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, the RVH Foundation will be officially changing its name to the MUHC Foundation.

McGill University Health Centre Foundation Charitable Registration Number: 86843 3947 RR0001

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Le Dr Mathieu Maheu-Giroux, un scientifique de MI4 et épidémiologiste à l’Université McGill, a reçu le prix Scientifique de l'année 2020 de Radio-Canada. Cet honneur souligne le projet du Dr Maheu-Giroux avec l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec pour informer le public du taux de transmission de la COVID-19 au Québec. Cet important travail fournit au gouvernement du Québec des données essentielles pour l’aider à prendre des décisions en matière de santé publique et a été rendu possible grâce aux dons de notre communauté au fonds d'urgence pour la COVID-19 de la Fondation du CUSM.

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MI4 scientist & epidemiologist at McGill University, Dr. Mathieu Maheu-Giroux has received Radio-Canada’s 2020 Scientists of the Year Award. This honor highlights Dr. Maheu-Giroux’s project with the Institut national de santé publique du Québec to inform the public of Quebec’s COVID-19 transmission rate. This important work is providing the Quebec government with critical data to help make public health decisions and is made possible thanks to our community’s donations to the MUHC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
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This week on Health Matters: your questions, answered. Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti answers listeners’ questions about their heart health. And, Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist & director of MI4, shares the latest information about COVID-19, the vaccination campaign and answers pressing questions about masks, at-risk groups and when we can anticipate more people getting vaccinated.

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This Sunday on Health Matters: Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre cardiologist, Dr. Nadia Giannetti and Dr. Don Sheppard, infectious disease specialist, will answer your health questions live. Do you have a question about heart health, COVID-19 or the vaccines? Post in the comments below ⬇ or send us a direct message! And tune in to CJAD 800 Montreal live at 12pm on January 17th. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are proud to support this innovative project through our COVID-19 Emergency Fund!Saliva sampling should be considered as an alternative to nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a new study by a group of researchers at the RI-MUHC and McGill University. Researchers found that the sensitivity of saliva vs nasopharyngeal swab samples was virtually identical. “Nasopharyngeal swabs are very sensitive, but they are time-consuming and require a trained health professional to administer. Saliva-based samples are as sensitive and much cheaper, while having the advantage of being self-collected. This removes the need for a trained health professional and reduces exposure risk,” explains the corresponding author of the study, Jonathon Campbell, a postdoctoral fellow at the RI-MUHC.

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Read the original article in the Annals of Internal Medicine: www.acpjournals.org/doi/full/10.7326/M20-6569

This work was supported by the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) with seed funding from the Fondation CUSM - MUHC Foundation.
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This week on Health Matters, Dr. Kevin Lachapelle discusses what you should know about aortic aneurysms. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre physician & Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre researcher, shares a ‘shock and kill’ approach to treating HIV. And, the MUHC Foundation is supporting new MI4 research projects on eliminating obstacles to COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Nadine Kronfli describes her work into increasing vaccinations in prisons. Plus, Dr. Abhinav Sharma discusses how cardiac patients are more vulnerable to complications from COVID-19 and the logistics of ensuring this at-risk group has access to the vaccine.

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