Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

4 Services and Support : 4.10 Facilities : 4.10.2 Hospitals

McGill University Teaching Hospitals
The teaching hospital network of McGill University is an integral part of the research, teaching, and clinical activities of the Faculty of Medicine. By agreement and tradition, the administration, medical staff, and scientific personnel of these institutions are closely integrated with McGill University and form the basis for the clinical departments of the Faculty of Medicine:
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) / Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM)
is a merger of six teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The activities of the MUHC are carried out at the following locations:
The Montreal Children's Hospital
2300 Tupper Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3H 1P3
Telephone: 514-412-4400
The Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1A4
Telephone: 514-934-1934
The Royal Victoria Hospital
687 Pine Avenue West
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1A1
Telephone: 514-934-1934
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
3801 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B4
Telephone: 514-398-6644
The Montreal Chest Institute
3650 St-Urbain
Montreal, Quebec
H2X 2P4
Telephone: 514-934-1934
The Lachine Campus
650 16th Avenue
Lachine, Quebec
H8S 3N5
Telephone: 514-634-2351
Each year the MUHC receives almost 712,107 ambulatory visits (clinics only), approximately 40,000 in-patient stays, and trains over 600 residents and 300 clinical fellows, as well as 700 undergraduate medical students and 400 foreign students. In addition, the MUHC Nursing Department and the McGill School of Nursing train nearly 200 student nurses, as well as nurses pursuing graduate degrees.
The MUHC has close to 14,000 healthcare and other personnel working within the organization's seven clinical missions – The Montreal Children's Hospital, Medicine, Surgery, Neurosciences, Mental Health, Women's Health and Cancer Care.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and healthcare hospital research centre. The Institute is the research arm of the MUHC affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and a major training and teaching centre to over 1,200 graduate students, postdocs, and fellows devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research. Operating at the forefront of knowledge, innovation and technology, it is inextricably linked to the clinical programs of the MUHC, ensuring that patients benefit directly from the latest research-based knowledge. More information is available at
The MUHC is currently engaged in a three-campus redevelopment project, which involves the modernization of the Montreal General Hospital (the Mountain Campus), renovations to the Lachine Campus and the construction of a new facility at the Glen Campus. The New MUHC will support our continued excellence in patient care, teaching and research, and will contribute to the transformation of health care for generations to come. For more information on the MUHC, visit
There are three other principal teaching hospitals:
Jewish General Hospital
is located at 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal, QC  H3T 1E2.
Since 1934, the Jewish General Hospital has served patients from diverse religious, linguistic and cultural backgrounds in Montreal, throughout Quebec and beyond. As one of the province's largest acute-care hospitals, this 637-bed McGill University teaching hospital admits nearly 25,000 patients per year, while handling approximately 645,000 outpatient visits, 69,000 emergency visits and 4,400 births. The JGH is widely recognized for excellence in various specialties, including oncology at the Segal Cancer Centre, cardiology, neonatology, orthopedics, family medicine, aging and emergency medicine. As a result, the hospital has been designated by the government of Quebec as one of Montreal's five major service centres; a provincial centre for high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; and a breast referral and investigation centre. Treatment is provided by approximately 695 affiliated doctors many of whom have teaching appointments at McGill University, as well as 235 medical residents per year, together with nursing and a wide range of allied health services. The Jewish General Hospital carries out more than 22% of the training for McGill's Faculty of Medicine and is home to several of the University's programs, including the McGill AIDS Centre, the McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer, the McGill Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Program, and the McGill Menopause Clinic. The hospital's Lady Davis Institute is acknowledged as a world leader in many fields of research, including cancer (the Terry Fox Molecular Oncology Group), aging (the Bloomfield Centre for Studies in Aging), epidemiology (the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies), nursing (the Centre for Nursing Research), AIDS, cardiovascular disease, genetics, emergency medicine, nephrology, and the psychosocial aspects of illness. The outstanding quality of this work has often enabled the Lady Davis Institute to attract more funding per researcher than any other hospital affiliated research institution in Quebec.
More information is available at
St. Mary's Hospital Center
is located at 3830 Lacombe Avenue, Montreal, QC  H3T 1M5.
St. Mary's Hospital Center (SMHC) is an acute-care specialized McGill University affiliated teaching hospital with 271 adult beds. Its official designation as a university affiliated teaching hospital or a CHAU (Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire) further reinforces its commitment and ability to deliver high quality healthcare while playing a leading role in the areas of teaching and research. It is responsible for the training of a large cohort of undergraduate and post-graduate students in Medicine and the allied health disciplines.
Over 4,300 babies are delivered annually at St. Mary's, which is the first hospital in Montreal to have received the World Health Organization's (WHO) international recognition of Baby Friendly Hospital Status by the Quebec ministry of health. There is a progressive and active Family Medicine Centre recognized for its teaching. The Hospital also provides numerous highly specialized services such as renal dialysis, oncology, geriatric assessment and psycho-geriatric, nuclear medicine, C.T. scanning services, as well as MRI exams. There are more than 120,000 out-patient clinic visits, 10,000 procedures through the surgical day center, and over 11,000 patient admissions, in addition to ambulatory care visits, annually.
The Hospital is noted for its devotion to patients, motivation toward the achievement of excellence, and compassionate care. The laboratory department is the only hospital lab in the province currently certified by the College of American Pathologists since 1995. SMHC is also proud to be Canada's first hospital facility to receive the EcoLogo Program's Environmental Stewardship Award, presented to organizations in recognition of their environmentally friendly actions.
Visit the St. Mary's Hospital Center website at to learn more.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
is located at 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Borough of Verdun, Montreal, QC  H4H 1R3.
Founded in 1881, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has a triple mission of care, research, and teaching. A member of the McGill Integrated University Health Network (RUIS McGill) and affiliated with the World Health Organization, it offers hospitalization and extensive out-patient ultraspecialized services.
The Hospital provides child and adolescent, adult, and geriatric clinical services, and is dedicated to treating patients in the least restrictive manner possible, with a major focus on rehabilitation and successful reintegration into the community. It offers training for residents in psychiatry, as well as for medical and paramedical students from a wide range of disciplines. The Douglas Institute is the second largest research centre in mental health in the country, with a team of over 60 scientists and clinical researchers and 180 university students. This team is devoted to making better sense of the causes of mental disorders – whether genetic, environmental, cultural or social – as well as developing diagnostic tools, treatments and prevention methods. Also, the Douglas Institute Research Centre is home to McGill University centres in schizophrenia, aging and suicide as well as the Montreal Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Training in Mental Health, which offers consultation services, research and teaching programs here and abroad.
Hospitals Affiliated with McGill University
The following centres and hospitals have been approved by, and have contracted with, McGill University for participation in teaching and research in one or more departments and services:
CSSS de Gatineau
777 boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau, QC  J8T 8R2
Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
3205 Place Alton Goldbloom, Laval, QC  H7V 1R2
Lakeshore General Hospital
160 Stillview Avenue, Pointe Claire, QC  H9R 2Y2
LaSalle General Hospital
8585 Terrasse Champlain, LaSalle, QC  H8P 1C1
Maimonides Geriatric Centre
5795 Caldwell Avenue, Montreal, QC  H4W 1W3
Shriners Hospital For Children
1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, QC  H3G 1A6

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