History and Milestones

For more than one and a half centuries, MUHC hospitals have been providing the best possible care to the community. In 1997, The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) was founded through the merger of five Montreal hospitals: the Montreal General Hospital, the Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, and the Montreal Chest Institute. The goal of this historic merger was to create a modern academic health centre where the resources and activities of the five founding hospitals would be consolidated for the benefit of all the Quebecers they serve. In 2008, the Lachine Hospital and Camille-Lefebvre Pavilion joined the MUHC family, adding a community-focused hospital to the MUHC family.

In 2015, the MUHC underwent an historic transformation and the biggest hospital move in Canadian history, when three of its founding hospitals (Royal Victoria Hospital, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and the Montreal Chest Institute) were transferred to a brand new healthcare complex located on the site of the former Glen rail yards in Notre Dame de Grace. 


2015 Transformation

Overview of our redevelopment project and the biggest hospital move in Canadian history.
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Medical Milestones
Shaping medical history for over a century, one breakthrough at a time. [Read more]