Vision, mission and values

Our mission is fourfold

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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 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.