Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Core Axes

Clinical Care: Our multidisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals provide tertiary and quaternary care to patients from across Quebec and elsewhere. We also provide primary and secondary care and trauma emergency services to adults and children in the Montreal region.

The eight clinical missions of the MUHC are:

  • Pediatric Medicine (The Montreal Children’ s Hospital), 
  • Medicine, 
  • Surgery, 
  • Neurosciences, 
  • Women’s Health, 
  • Mental Health, 
  • Cancer Care, and 
  • Lachine & Camille Lefebvre.

Research: The Research Institute of the MUHC (RI MUHC) is an international research powerhouse. It supports over 600 researchers and over 1,700 graduate and post-doctoral students and fellows devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research producing over 1,400 publications per year. Further, over 1,000 clinical research studies are conducted each year and in the 2009-10 fiscal year, RI MUHC researchers attracted more than $130 million in external funding.

Teaching: The MUHC prides itself on the quality and rigour of its clinical and scientific training. Each year, close to 3,000 people train at the MUHC, including 825 medical and surgical residents, 1,075 nurses, 450 medical students and 525 allied-health students. Continuing education programs are also an integral part of providing the best patient care. All physicians at the MUHC are cross-appointed to the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

Health Technology Assessment Unit (TAU): The MUHC Health Technology Assessment Unit (TAU) is a large body that advises the academic health centre in difficult resource allocation decisions. Using an approach based on sound, scientific technology assessments and a transparent, fair decision-making process, equipment, drugs and procedures used by healthcare professionals are prioritized on a continuous basis ensuring the best care for life with the best use of resources. Since its inception in 2001, over 45 reports have been completed on imaging wait times, percutaneous heart valves, the use of Probiotics, C. Difficile, and deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, among other areas.

Our Vision

As one of the world’s foremost academic health centres, the MUHC will assure exceptional and integrated patient-centric care, research, teaching and technology assessment.

Our Mission

The MUHC is the adult and pediatric academic health centre that is partnered with McGill University. Our mission is to:

  • Offer our pediatric and adult patients as well as their families compassionate exemplary care, with a specific commitment to treating complex cases;
  • Extend the limits of health knowledge through research and integrate this new knowledge to our clinical and teaching practices;

  • Provide outstanding health science education to healthcare providers, administrators and the community; and

  • Assess the introduction, acquisition and use of health technologies and the methods of organizing and providing services.

Our Values

Service: Patients and their families are our raison d’être. We provide compassionate multidisciplinary care of the highest quality and safety throughout a person’s lifespan. We relate to patients and their families in a transparent way that respects their dignity as well as their cultural and linguistic needs.

Innovation: We foster a culture of inquiry and innovation. We make evidence-informed decisions. We strive continuously to improve our efficiency and efficacy.

Leadership: We develop, use and disseminate continuously new knowledge and expertise that can benefit patients locally and globally. We exercise our influence with a view to improving the functioning of the healthcare system at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Partnership: We work in collaboration with our employees, our ambassadors, as well as our health network partners to ensure comprehensive integrated services across the continuum of care for the population we serve.