McGill University, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and St. Mary’s Hospital Center (SMHC) have joined forces to improve quality of care and patient satisfaction, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of cancer.
This long-term collaborative effort, resulting in the creation of the Rossy Cancer Network (RCN), became possible in 2012, thanks to the support of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation (LCRFF) and an initial LCRFF financial contribution to lay the groundwork.
The network, which forms part of the Réseau québécois de cancérologie, provides an exceptional opportunity to advance care using a common framework of quality, resources and tools. Not only will it improve clinical outcomes, it will also have a positive influence on research and teaching, as well as our efficiency as a network.
Much energy has already been devoted by many of the colleagues at the above-named institutions, as well as dedicated staff at the RCN, to advance the network’s activities.
We are extremely enthusiastic about this collaboration and the positive impact it will have on cancer care for our patients, as well as on our teaching and research missions.
Message from the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Réjean Hébert, at the launch of the Rossy Cancer Network, May 15, 2013.
The Rossy Cancer Network would not have been created had it not been for the support of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation, and for this I offer them my heartfelt thanks.
The MSS favours the network approach to fighting cancer in Quebec. The opening of the Rossy Cancer Network contributes to the creation of a network that complements Quebec’s large cancer network. This initiative demonstrates the exemplary proactivity of many of our allies in the battle against this disease.
I would like to remind you that it is essential for all stakeholders to embrace the network approach: by encouraging the efficient use of our resources, we will be able to beat cancer together."
Excerpts from a message from the director of the Direction québécoise de cancérologie du MSSS, Dr. Jean Latreille, at the launch of the Rossy Cancer Network, May 15, 2013
"By enabling the creation of the Rossy Cancer Network, the Foundation has helped make McGill one of the first institutions to adopt the directions recently announced by Health Minister Réjean Hébert.
I am pleased to see how enthusiastically you have taken on the challenge of creating the network. Already your network is a model of cooperation, dialogue and coordination, aimed at delivering the best cancer care. The RCN is already contributing to consolidating the cancer network in Quebec.
Long live the Rossy Cancer Network!”