The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation Unveils its Largest Ever Donation

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Over $5 million to modernize the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

The Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont Foundation has unveiled its largest donation to the Hospital, outside of a major campaign, an amount totalling $5.3 million. This donation was made in response to a request for support from the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

Divided into two amounts, the donation will enable the realization of two projects.

– $1.8 million for the expansion of the Cancer Care Centre.

– $3.5 million to  modernize the Nuclear Medicine Department.

This donation is a result of the many partnerships and innovative projects set up by the large hospital in recent years.

Julie Desharnais

This is the first major incarnation of the FHMR’s participation in the HMR’s modernization project. These two projects are in line with the FHMR’s mission, which is to support concrete projects aimed at improving patient care as well as the nursing staff’s working environment. We are proud to be making this donation, which is also in line with our desire to support the HMR’s areas of excellence, including hemato-oncology.Julie Desharnais, HMR Foundation Executive Director

This announcement marks the launch of the Foundation’s two-year public fundraising campaign, following closely on the heels of last week’s Montréal Passion Vin festivities, which helped raise nearly $922,000.

Improving Care for Cancer Patients

The expansion of the HMR Cancer Care Centre will have a direct impact on oncology patients. Among other things, this donation will enable:

  • greater proximity between the types of care provided, and
  • better care management in terms of accessibility and safety.

Users and their families will be able to enjoy a service offering and safe facility that meet their needs thanks to:

  • the optimization of space;
  • enhancement of the service offering;
  • an increased number of emergency oncology stretchers; and
  • clustering of all clinical activities in one location.
We welcome this momentous donation from the FHMR. It will help alleviate the immense pressure exerted on the cancer program, a result of the increased volume of its outpatient activities in recent years. This volume stems from the cancer incidence across the CIUSSS-EMTL territory, which is higher than anywhere else in Montreal as well as being higher than in several other Quebec region1.Jean-François Fortin-Verreault,CEO, CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

Modernization of the Nuclear Medicine Department

Moreover, it was crucial that the FHMR contribute to the modernization of the Nuclear Medicine Department as it enables cancer diagnosis and treatment. Indeed, more than 90% of patients in the Nuclear Medicine Department are oncology patients.

This historic level of support will help meet the demand for exams, which is expected to increase by 200% by the year 2031. It should be noted that the HMR already performs 5,000 exams per year, the highest volume of any centre in Quebec.

The space will be tripled in order to quintuple the service offering, which should begin in the fall of 2023.

The FHMR is very proud to contribute to the modernization of the Nuclear Medicine Department, which will help the HMR cope with the increase in patient care, teaching and research activities, while remaining a reference and an ally of the Cancer Axis of Excellence.

1 INSPQ, 2019

Photo : Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Julie Desharnais, Foundation HMR Executive Director, Pierre Nelis, HMR Fondation board of director’s President, Janie Deschênes, Dr. Patricia Ugolini, Dr. Chantale Bélanger, Dr. Pierre Dubé, Jean-François Fortin-Verreault, CEO of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

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