A university hospital centre that is specific and unique in every way
Over the course of the last year, the specific and unique nature of CHU Sainte-Justine was demonstrated in a variety of ways, in a constant effort to improve the health of mothers and children in Québec.
First, the grouping of CHUM-CHU Sainte-Justine, which was made official in September 2016, helps ensure continuity in the care and services offered, from birth to end-of-life, and to create a new synergy, making it possible to combine the knowledge and skills developed by each centre. In this respect, each establishment keeps its own identity and specificity.
Growing Up Healthy—our major organizational project targeting the creation of a CHU that is modern and consistent as a whole—is well under way, and everything is in place for occupancy of the new spaces by the end of 2016. This unique project will provide mothers and children with the best possible care.
Dr Fabrice Brunet
The focus on innovation remained in various areas. In terms of management, the addition of an innovation platform to our structure has already enabled the introduction and facilitation of ongoing innovation in our care and services. A week dedicated to health innovation brought together experts from various fields in order to discuss innovative solutions for the health of the population. An interactive Citizens’ Forum with the general public closed the week, providing an opportunity to find constructive and innovative solutions for improving the health of families. Innovation was also present in the work of our research teams, particularly in mental health, genomics, oncology and prematurity.
Unique and specific, CHU Sainte-Justine also showed innovation through the development of a patient partner process, offering cooking workshops to hospitalized patients, gathering professionals and parents to build the hospital of the future, and highlighting the Patient-family Training Centre. All of these achievements are proof of our teams’ enthusiasm and commitment to providing innovative ways of taking care of Québec mothers and children—ways that are specific to our mission.
It is no surprise, then, that on the list of most coveted employers in Québec, CHU Sainte-Justine ranked 6th, right behind Google, Microsoft, Walt Disney, the federal government and the Montréal Canadiens.
With all this, we can be very proud of all we have achieved in the last year. We have everything we need to continue to move forward and be one of the most important mother and child centres in North America.