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Diving Gear to PPE: an innovative trajectory
Thursday June 4th, 2020

Among the many issues confronting health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has loomed large. “There’s not a single hotspot in the COVID crisis that has not been preoccupied by possible shortages of PPEs,” says Dr. Dan Deckelbaum, Trauma Surgeon and Critical Care Physician at the Montreal General …

In the Hospital and at Home, the Fight Still Goes On
Thursday May 28th, 2020

While we like to call health care workers heroes, we must not forget that they are above all human. To give them a helping hand in these difficult times, offer them a moment of gentleness and allow them to pamper their battered bodies and hair, DOVE and L’Oréal have offered them products from their most moisturizing lines.

The Wave of Support Continues
Thursday May 14th, 2020

In Montreal, the situation remains complex and our teams are working hard to provide vital care to COVID-19 patients as well as to the rest of our community, all while respecting special measures put in place. Many of our donors are helping front-line healthcare workers by respecting social distancing and supporting our “Together, providing for …

Ventilator Challenge: Announcement of the Three Finalist Teams
Wednesday May 6th, 2020

Montreal, Canada – May 6, 2020 – The Montreal General Hospital Foundation and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre are pleased to announce the three finalist teams for the Code Life Ventilator Challenge. Launched on March 19th, this two-week sprint to design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve …

Transforming the Trauma Centre to Tackle COVID-19
Wednesday April 29th, 2020

A fully equipped Resuscitation Tent has been erected in the parking lot of the MGH, directly outside the trauma bay, to enable the trauma team to treat more than one patient in isolation. A solution that is both simple and innovative!

Thank You For Answering Our Call!
Thursday April 23rd, 2020

COVID-19 is forcing us all to change our ways. We keep our distance, only go out when necessary, follow new hygiene rules… Despite everything, one element remains the same: the incredible mobilization of our community. Over the past weeks, many of you have made donations to support our medical teams. We would like to sincerely …

Code Life Ventilator Challenge: Prototypes Are Being Tested
Tuesday April 21st, 2020

In March, given the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis, we created the Code Life Ventilator Challenge, a two-week sprint among the engineering and scientific communities to gather the best ideas from around the world to design emergency ventilators. The submitted prototypes had to meet a series of technical criteria in addition to being inexpensive, simple, …

Scotiabank, the CMA and MD Financial Management Join the Code Life Ventilator Challenge
Tuesday April 14th, 2020

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is happy to announce that the Code Life Ventilator Challenge will now benefit from substantial support from Scotiabank and the Canadian Medical Association. The two organizations announced today that they will be contributing, in collaboration with MD Financial Management Inc. (MD), $200,000 to support the challenge aimed at developing open-source ventilator designs. …

Code Life Ventilator Challenge: Thanks to the 2,600 Participants Who Answered the Call!
Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Submissions for the Code Life Ventilator Challenge closed on March 31. Now more than ever, we are convinced that the solutions we offer can make a tangible difference in the treatment of patients affected by COVID-19 worldwide.

Challenges Facing our Teams on the Front Lines
Monday March 30th, 2020

As we move into a critical phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Quebec, with numbers of infected people fast increasing, I am writing once again to seek your support. Our Critical Care teams at the Montreal General Hospital are on the front lines, working around the clock to deal with the rising tide of patients …