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All Eyes on Research!
Thursday October 4th, 2018

On October 3, 2018, the Montreal General Hospital Foundation joined forces with other MUHC partner foundations to celebrate research.   

Congratulations Dr. Fried!
Monday October 1st, 2018

Dr. Gerald Fried has been awarded the Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Cross. This prestigious award recognizes citizens who have made remarkable contributions to many fields, from advocacy to healthcare, research to humanitarian initiatives. Dr. Fried is Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill University, and Surgeon-in-chief of the McGill University Health Centre. …

Family Ties
Thursday September 27th, 2018

With a view to continually improve patient care, the Division of Cardiology will soon open a state-of-the-art Centre at the MGH that will be devoted to the analysis and treatment of hereditary cardiac diseases. The goal is to try to understand why certain people, often young, healthy individuals with no history of cardiac disease, suddenly die, develop coronary heart disease or experience early heart failure.

Major Modernization Project for the MGH
Thursday July 26th, 2018

The Montreal General Hospital Foundation is delighted with the announcement made today by Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, giving the green light to study the project to modernize the Montreal General Hospital (MGH). This major project, estimated at a maximum of $300-million, focuses on modernizing the operating rooms, the Emergency Department and the Medical Device …

Annual Report: the Impact of Your Donation
Thursday June 21st, 2018

Once again this year, we wish to express our immense gratitude for the support given to CODE LiFE: The Montreal General Hospital Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our Foundation manages one of the largest healthcare funds in Quebec. In reviewing this annual report, you will see the impact of the dollars raised …

Proudly Supporting Women’s Mental Health
Monday June 18th, 2018

$211,898 for Women’s Mental Health Programs! Once again, the annual Pharmaprix AIMEZ.VOUS. Course pour les Femmes was a resounding success, raising $211,898 for the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to support the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)’s Mental Health Mission. The event saw over 1,300 runners and walkers give it their all in 10- and 5-km races in Montreal’s …

Getting Back On The Bike
Friday May 25th, 2018

My name is Frédéric and I’m a patient of the Montreal General Hospital. As I was biking home from work one evening in 2015, I was involved in an accident that left me in critical condition. A car ahead of me abruptly turned left. I braked as hard as I could but it was too late. …

The MGH Foundation Mournes the Loss of Barbara Jane Whitley
Thursday May 24th, 2018

Following a life of extraordinary involvement, generosity and devotion to her family and community, Barbara Jane Whitley passed away quietly at home on Friday, May 18th, in her 101st year. Barbara’s most notable contribution was her 70 plus years of service to the Montreal General Hospital, where she served as president of the Auxiliary and …

Foreseeing the Unforeseeable: Daily Life in the Operating Room
Friday May 11th, 2018

Assistant Head Nurse Luc Binet who oversees thoracic, general and bariatric surgeries has been working at the Montreal General Hospital for 35 years. While the place has stayed the same, the practice has evolved significantly over the years – much to his delight as a professional who is passionate about his job. From the very …

The Pivot Nurse, a Key Resource for High-Risk Patients
Friday May 11th, 2018

Mary Diovisalvi is a pivot nurse in oncology (PNO). For patients with oesophageal, stomach and lung cancer, she is a central and invaluable resource. In fact, Mary is the patient’s primary contact for matters pertaining to their condition and more. At the hospital and, more generally, within the McGill University Health Centre, she works in …