Today, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is proud to celebrate the opening of its new Cardiology Unit, which includes a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, at the Montreal General Hospital. Designed according to innovative hospital standards, this unit will build upon excellence in care thanks to a modern combination of technology, space and ergonomics.
“As one of the world's foremost academic health centres, we aim to provide our patients and their families with the best care environment, and our professionals with the best tools for their trade," stated the Hon. Arthur T. Porter, MUHC Director General and CEO. “This project, which delivers a state-of-the-art intensive care unit and other important cardiology care facilities, is at the heart of our redevelopment vision. It is a fine example of what our modern Mountain Campus will offer Quebecers.”
A product of the 1960s, the original unit no longer met professional needs and caused problems for staff members in their daily tasks. “In a crisis situation, equipment needs to be within reach and all professionals need to work side-by-side next to the patient,” explained Dr. Jacques Genest, Director of Cardiology at the MUHC. “Acute cardiac care has gone through a major transformation in the past decade both in terms of technology and how care is provided; indeed, our old space was no longer up to modern standards.”
The unit is now equipped with thirteen spacious priva