Over the past year, there have been some differences of opinion between the leadership of the MUHC and the Ministry of Health and Social Services. In an effort to improve the situation and allow for a renewed joint focus on building our institution, the independent members of the MUHC Board of Directors unfortunately recently resigned.

On behalf of the MUHC community, we wish to thank the Board for their leadership and commitment to our institution. They played a key role in successfully steering one of the largest hospital moves in the history of Canada. In addition, it is expected that the MUHC will reach budget equilibrium in the current year while continuing to excel in terms of patient care, teaching and research.

In looking ahead we will focus our efforts upon renewing our volunteer leadership and building a positive working relationship with the Ministry. The MUHC Foundations are working together to achieve these goals, and have been reassured by the willingness of Minister Barrette to collaborate in a forward looking manner, to ensure that the MUHC delivers best in class care while maintaining its mission as a teaching hospital.

We will be collaborating with all MUHC stakeholders and partners throughout this process and we will be welcoming all feedback. We expect that the situation will evolve over the summer, and we will keep you up-to-date on all further developments.

We are confident that the MUHC is at a turning point and that with your support, a stronger MUHC will soon emerge to the benefit of our patients and their families.


Bryan Fitzpatrick
Chair of the Board
Montreal Chest Institute Foundation
Jacques Filion, CA
Chair of the Board
Lachine Hospital Foundation
Andrew T. Molson
Chair of the Board
Montreal General Hospital Foundation
Bruce Shadeed
Co-Chair of the Board
Cedars Cancer Foundation
Anna Martini, FCPA, FCA
Chair of the Board
McGill University Health Centre Foundation
Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation
Jonathan Amiel
Chair of the Board
Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation