Aware of its responsibility to all Quebecers, CHU Sainte-Justine is also a partner of the health care network. For many years, we have played a key role in the transformation of the Quebec’s health care system, primarily because of our role as a teaching hospital for doctors and health care workers in pediatric and obstetric care.
CHU Sainte-Justine also participates in initiatives and committees with government agencies, universities, research organizations and educational establishments at the national and international levels. Our role in the network is facilitated thanks to the creation of the Networking Activities Centre, developed by CHU Sainte-Justine to foster collaboration with all partners in the areas of health care, ultra-specialized services, rehabilitation, health promotion, teaching, research, and technology assessment.
We are also a partner of choice for the private sector for the development of new products which is a direct result of collaboration with all our teams in all our areas of expertise. This is exemplified by the construction of the new hospital buildings, research, technological innovations, education that applies architectural concepts guided by findings that respect the criteria for sustainable development.
Other areas, such as the development of new communication, information and biomedical engineering technology, enable new partnerships with specialized companies. Clinical pharmacology approaches based on personalized medicine and the particularities of the mother-child pharmacodynamic enable collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry to enhance our knowledge in this field and to improve the care delivered to this particular segment of the population, often forgotten in traditional studies.
At the international level
CHU Sainte-Justine is a reputable Quebec health enterprise. Our international relations activities fall under three main areas: institutional, humanitarian and commercial. In the Francophone milieu, the creation of the Réseau mère-enfant de la Francophonie in 2002 has allowed for CHU Sainte-Justine to build a practice based and knowledge-sharing community composed of 20 university hospital centres specialized in delivering health care to mothers and children around the world. In non-Francophone countries, CHU Sainte-Justine collaborates with hospital centres and humanitarian organizations on five continents.