Max Pacioretty Visits the Montreal General Hospital
Thursday November 16th, 2017

Avid Habs fan will recall a hockey game back in March 2011 when Max Pacioretty suffered a severe concussion and broken vertebra during a match against the Boston Bruins. During this game, Pacioretty tried to avoid a check from Zdeno Chara, but Chara’s elbow pushed Pacioretty’s head into the stanchion. He instantly went down like …

First Edition of the Soirée en Or Gala Raises $1.9M for Lung, Esophageal & Stomach Cancers
Monday November 6th, 2017

Thoracic cancers represent a major international health issue. Lung cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than any other cancer, and esophageal/upper stomach cancers are the fastest rising malignancies in North America. “These cancers generally have a poor prognosis, with five-year survival rates of between 15% and 20%.” explains Dr. Lorenzo Ferri, Director of the Division …

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation Unveils Its New Identity
Wednesday October 18th, 2017

CODE LiFE is our pledge to protect, heal, extend, and save life by means of leading-edge medical care and research. CODE LiFE is also designed to make a visual impression: it has a unique “look” that will help the Foundation stand out from the crowd.

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Immune System
Wednesday October 11th, 2017

The role of the immune system is to protect the body against attacks by foreign invaders. To do this, many cells share specific tasks to identify threats, send alarms and fight viruses, bacteria and other foreign or harmful elements.

The 2017 Research Awards Gala
Thursday October 5th, 2017

On October 3rd, 2017, over 250 doctors, researchers, nurses and donors gathered for the annual Research Awards Gala. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation and other MUHC foundations handed over 100 awards, providing medical and nursing clinical researchers with seed funding to launch their research projects and move to the next stage of development and research …

Research: Helping Our Patients Become Parents
Friday September 15th, 2017

Did you know that nearly one in six Canadian couples experience fertility problems? It’s not surprising that many seek medical help to start a family. Luckily, methods such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization help many overcome their difficulties. But these methods aren’t successful for every couple. Even after multiple attempts, some couples are …

First Canadian Implantation of a New MRI Friendly CRT-D Implant
Thursday July 20th, 2017

A patient from the Montreal General Hospital with heart failure has successfully received a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) that will allow him to safely undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.

A Message to Donor Community from Leadership of MUHC Foundations
Friday July 14th, 2017

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 …

The Power of Music
Wednesday June 14th, 2017

“If you couldn’t feel the love, the passion and the energy yesterday, you were dead.” That’s how musician Anthony Gomes described his experience playing at the benefit concert on May 26 2017, and he was speaking the truth! Spectators rallied at Cafe Campus for the occasion and got to see an amazing performance from Gomes …

$180,000 for Women’s Mental Health
Tuesday June 13th, 2017

On June 4, 2017, more than 1,100 women, men and children took part in the Pharmaprix AIMEZ.VOUS. Run for Women. The fourth edition of this annual event raised a record total of $180,000 for the Montreal General Hospital Foundation in support of women’s mental health initiatives. What a great day! On Sunday morning, the weather …