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CHU Sainte-Justine
Thursday, March 22 2018
Press release

From April 5 to 12, CHU Sainte-Justine is highlighting innovation...

Through 200 activities featuring more than 130 agents of change

Montréal, March 21, 2018 – The 2018 edition of the Semaine de la qualité et de l’innovation of the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine will take place from April 5 to 12, 2018. For six days, the mother-child centre in Montréal, in collaboration with its several partners, will highlight its fundamentally innovative nature. Healthcare professionals, network and industry partners, education professionals, patients and families will come together to celebrate all forms of innovation.

This major happening on quality and innovation will be held at the atrium of the new CHU Sainte-Justine building and neighbouring spaces. In total, more than 200 projects, workshops and conferences will be presented by more than 130 participants from various areas, such as health, research, education, visual arts, music, dance, design and the industry.

“The strength of such a week lies in the gathering of agents of change from various backgrounds, having them learn from each other how to build even greater quality and innovation to improve the health of our population,” says Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Officer of CHU Sainte-Justine. “Other avenues for progress can thus emerge in the search for solutions that are increasingly adapted to the needs of the clients we serve.”

Quality and innovation take centre stage!

Six major themes will be covered in that many days. April 5 will be dedicated to technological innovation, omnipresent in health, whether in biomedical engineering, information and communications technologies or simulations. Collaborative innovation will take the stage on April 6, with a presentation of ecosystems where the creativity of teams from various sectors is put at the service of health. The day of April 9 will focus on the very current issue of the important role nurses play in society, through women and men with exceptional journeys.

Bringing hope, personalized health will be at the heart of the discussions on April 10, and April 11 will be dedicated to innovation without barriers. It will be the opportunity to present promising cross-initiatives. The week will end on April 12, a day in which patients and families will be placed at the heart of innovation. They will take part in the Justinethon, planned in cooperation with Hacking Health, co-creating innovative care tools.

The complete program for CHU Sainte-Justine's Semaine de la qualité et de l’innovation is available at: https://www.chusj.org/SQI (french only)


CHU Sainte-Justine’s Semaine de la qualité et de l’innovation, presented by the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, is supported by various dedicated partners, including: Kinova, Servier, Siemens Healthineers, Air Liquide Healthcare, Hospitalis, ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec, MEDTEQ, Prompt, Réseau Technoscience, Hacking Health, HEC Montréal, and ProContact.

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About CHU Sainte-Justine

The Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and the second largest pediatric hospital in North America. A member of the Université de Montréal's extended network of excellence in health (RUIS), it has 5,457 employees, including 1,532 nurses and nursing assistants; 1,000 other healthcare professionals; 520 physicians, dentists and pharmacists; 822 residents and over 204 researchers; 411 volunteers; and 4,416 interns and students in a wide range of disciplines. CHU Sainte-Justine has 484 beds, including 67 at the Centre de réadaptation Marie Enfant (CRME), the only exclusively pediatric rehabilitation centre in Quebec. The World Health Organization has recognized CHU Sainte-Justine as a “health promoting hospital.” www.chusj.org

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation aims to engage the community and support CHU Sainte-Justine in its pursuit of excellence and commitment to providing the children and mothers of today and tomorrow with one of the highest levels of healthcare in the world. http://www.fondationsaintejustine.org/en/

CHU Sainte-Justine

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