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Growing Up Healthy

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May 28, 2012

SNC-Lavalin announces the financial closure and official signing of the Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) expansion project

Under the contract, SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, construction and financing services to CHU Sainte-Justine.

The expansion component which is part of the Grandir en santé modernization efforts currently underway at the Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre will include two new buildings dedicated to specialized care and research.

Located west of the current CHU Sainte-Justine building, the new Special Care building comprising a total surface area of 43,269 m² over seven floors that will be linked floor by floor with the existing facility via footbridges and underground passages.

April 24, 2012

Information session intended for the community

Joint presentation by CHU Sainte-Justine, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough and SNC Lavalin about the work, foreseeable impacts and mitigation and traffic control measures undertaken.

April 15, 2012

SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. is awarded the contract for the construction of the new buildings

SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. will be in charge of the project turnkey construction component.

An official announcement was confirmed by Dr. Yves Bolduc, Minister of Santé et des Services sociaux, along with Pierre Arcand, Minister of Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs and member of Mont-Royal council and Mr. Fabrice Brunet Executive Director of CHU Sainte-Justine, during a sod turning ceremony, which was attended by several dignitaries, parents and friends of CHU Sainte-Justine.

January 23, 2012

Submission of technical proposals

CHU Sainte-Justine and Infrastructure Québec announced the reception of technical proposals for the design, construction and turnkey financing components of the Special Care Unit, Research Centre, underground parking areas and thermal power plant.

July 8, 2011

Launch of call for tenders

CHU Sainte-Justine and Infrastructure Québec announced the launch of the call for tenders for the design, construction and turnkey financing components for the new buildings which constitute a part of the Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project.

August 17, 2010

A major investment for mothers, children and teenagers

The Government of Quebec authorized a budget of $995 million to modernize the CHU Sainte-Justine’s existing facilities and to build a new Special Care Unit and Research Centre.

The announcement made by Quebec Prime Minister, Jean Charest, along with Yves Bolduc, Minister of Santé et Services sociaux, and Pierre Arcand, Minister of Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs and member of Mont-Royal council, garnered much praise and enthusiasm from CHU Sainte-Justine and the Foundation.
 

August 16, 2010

CHU Sainte-Justine takes steps to ensure as little disturbance as possible while work is ongoing

Executive Director of CHU Sainte-Justine, Dr. Fabrice Brunet, made an appearance at Côte-des-Neiges – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough Council to reassure both residents and municipal officials of his desire to cooperate with the neighbours throughout the entire Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project.

September 21, 2009

Inauguration of the neonatology unit

The project was made possible through the financial support of the Quebec Government ($15, 880 M) and the support from CHU Sainte-Justine Fondation.

The new developments were designed to meet both the needs of the children and families and staff members, using child and family-centered approaches and focusing on evidence-based design. 

In line with the modernization project’s vision, we promote a human approach to healthcare services.

October 8, 2008

Another milestone for the Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project

Minister Yves Bolduc along with Mr. David Levine, Director of Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal, Ms. Ghislaine Larocque, President of our Board of Directors and Mr. Pierre Boivin, President of the Foundation Board, announced that the new clinical pathway was completed for the project and that CHU Sainte-Justine is thereby authorized to mobilize professional resources so they may provide a detailed design and cost estimate for the building project.  “Today marks an important milestone in the project.  The needs are urgent and we therefore are very happy to have received the go-ahead so we may continue the work.  We are delighted for the mothers, the children and the hospital staff,” declared Ms. Ghislaine Larocque, President of our institution. 

June 17, 2008

CHU linkage activities

With the aim to maximize Quebec’s economic spin-offs during the CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal University Hospital Centre (MUHC) and the McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC) modernization projects, the Quebec government invited Quebec manufacturers of medical, logistic and moveable furniture, to promote and market their products and possibly benefit from substantial sales to come. CHU Sainte-Justine made a presentation at the time.

June 16, 2008

Adoption of a new regulation by the City of Montreal

The Montreal City Council announced the adoption of regulatory changes that were required for the work to begin.

In order to plan for the various project phases, steps were launched more than two years prior to the beginning of the work, with the City of Montreal, in order to acquire the necessary authorization for completing the project. 

This authorization was formatted as a new zoning regulation.

June 5, 2008

Information session pertaining to the progress of the Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project

Lors de During the information session, layout plans for the neonatology unit were introduced as well as results of our research pertaining to evidence-based designs. This entails a scientific approach that allows for a strong connection with the physical environment (ambient sounds, lighting) and the effects on the patients’ health and welfare as well as on the hospital staff.

April 22, 2008

Concours de dessin d’enfants (Children’s drawing contest)

The Grandir en santé team opted to use the drawings and texts received within the framework of the contest “Describe your dream hospital room” to help them design the rooms that will be built in the future healthcare units. 

A study group made up of psychologists analyzed the 350 or so drawings received.  Other paediatric hospitals around the world also drew inspiration from children’s drawings to design their hospital rooms. 

This was an efficient means of allowing our young patients to share their own ideas.  Many thanks to the winners and all of the children who took part in what turned out to be a very successful endeavour!

 

29 octobre 2007

Inauguration and visit of the Charles-Bruneau Cancer Centre Pavilion

The Charles-Bruneau paediatric cancer centre has been in existence since 1995 and has been operating at full capacity since 2001.  The fight against cancer is ongoing, unswerving and uninterrupted; therefore, a second pavilion encompassing 4,000 m², over five storeys, was opened in the fall of 2007 at the intersection of Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Hudson streets. 

The project was carried out in partnership with Lucie and André Chagnon, Opération Enfant Soleil and Fondation Charles-Bruneau.

The expansion comprised:

  • Expansion of ambulatory care areas;
  • More beds for hospitalized children (from 30 to 44 beds which effectively doubled the number of transplant beds (from 6 to 12 beds);
  • New laboratories (cord blood banks, oncology pharmacy);
  • Merging of medical and paramedic teams as well as adjuvant therapies (massage therapy, art therapy, music therapy, etc.);
  • Merging of educational activities and clinical research.
     

December 2005

CHU Sainte-Justine fundraising campaign enjoys a resounding success

Through contributions from the private sector and donations from individuals, the Foundation exceeded its objective by collecting 125.4 million dollars.  The Foundation was able to benefit from the extraordinary support of the very popular Céline Dion and her husband, René Angélil, who both accepted to become celebrity patrons for the campaign. 

The business community took part to ensure the success of the fundraising campaign.  Co-presidents for the campaign, Claude Brien Coutu and L. Jacques Ménard, also formed a campaign cabinet that recruited several influential personalities from the business community. 

Partners such as the Charles-Bruneau Foundation, Opération Enfant Soleil and Fondation des amis de l’enfance also contributed.

December 2002

Launching of Grandir en santé (Growing Up Healthy) project

Upon launching, in December 2002, the fundraising campaign by CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, a leading partner of CHU Sainte-Justine, the Foundation undertook to collect $100 million dollars from the community, when the Grandir en santé project began in December 2002, and to pay part of the funds collected directly to the project.

To help kick off and provide a substantial boost to the fundraising campaign, the Foundation was able to benefit from the extraordinary support of the very popular Céline Dion and her husband, René Angélil, who both accepted to become celebrity patrons for the campaign. 

Co-Presidents for the campaign, Claude Brien Coutu and L. Jacques Ménard also formed a campaign cabinet that recruited several influential personalities from the business community 

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