BY THE NUMBERS
40,000 admissions a year and more than 177,000 emergency department visits
12,000 persons work at the MUHC, including 5,000 physicians, dentists, nurses and pharmacists, 427 researchers and 2,200 volunteers
1,190 graduate and post-doctoral students train at the MUHC and its Research Institute
The Glen site of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a bilingual academic health network home to the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Montreal Chest Institute, the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) and the Cedars Cancer Centre. Inaugurated in 2015, the move to the Glen site is considered one of the largest hospital moves in Canadian history. Redevelopment is still under way at the Montreal General and the Lachine hospitals which are part of the MUHC and will remain at their current locations.
The building of the MUHC was made possible in large part due to the community’s generous contributions received through The Best Care for Life Campaign. The Campaign – a partnership of the constituent foundations of the MUHC – raised more than $340 million as the community’s contribution toward the $2.3-billion redevelopment project and renovations to the legacy sites. The MUHC is home to $255 million in state-of-the-art equipment and some of the world’s best research facilities offering exceptional and integrated patient-centric care, research, teaching and technology assessment.
At the heart of the MUHC is patient centred care so that patients and their families receive the best possible healthcare experience. All MUHC hospitals have Patient Resource Centres which, taking a personalized approach, provide each patient and family with relevant medical resources and support. The new MUHC Glen site has only single-patient rooms equipped with the necessary amenities designed to make patients and their families feel at home.
The MUHC Glen site has pediatric and adult emergency departments and provides more than 50 specialized services. The MUHC overall has some 40,000 admissions a year with more than 177,000 emergency department visits. Patient care is provided by 12,000 hospital staff including almost 5,000 physicians, dentists, nurses and pharmacists.
The MUHC has a global reputation for excellence and achievement in virtually every medical discipline. A large portion of the clinical and scientific training programs managed by McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine — one of the leading medical schools in North America – are carried out within MUHC hospitals. In 2017, Research Infosource selected the MUHC as one of Canada's top three research hospitals in Canada and number one in Quebec for the second year in a row.
The RI-MUHC supports more than 427 researchers devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental clinical and health outcomes research. Together with 1,190 graduate students, post-doctoral students and fellows, they produce over 1,800 peer reviewed publications per year. This is complemented by over 1,800 ongoing research projects in collaboration with researchers from 50 countries around the world.
Mr. John Rae, former Executive Vice-President of Power Corporation served as Chair of The Best Care for Life Campaign and was intimately involved in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to achieve the Campaign’s objective. “The MUHC is a prime example of the ‘think global, act local’ philosophy,” said John Rae. “In terms of its research and teaching capabilities, it judges its performance against global peers. In terms of patient care, the MUHC has deep roots within the local community and continues to provide a standard of care that is both personalized and exceptional.”