The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) confirmed today that the City of Montreal’s Agglomeration Council had approved the agreement on the sharing of infrastructure expenses and responsibilities related to the construction of the Glen Campus at its meeting on November 29, 2007.
“The approval of this agreement by the Agglomeration Council is an important step that will ensure that the Glen Campus is easily accessible and user friendly by the time we’re ready to treat our first patients,” stated Dr. Arthur T. Porter, MUHC Director General and CEO.
Two weeks ago, the MUHC reported that the infrastructure agreement included a list of projects valued at $59.5M, some of which would fall under the responsibility of one or the other party, while the majority would be assumed jointly. To ensure rigorous management, a project office will be created and be managed by the City of Montreal. A Steering Committee will be formed with representatives from the MUHC, the City of Montreal, Westmount and the Office of the Executive Director of the Modernization of Montreal’s University Hospitals to provide strategic direction to the project office’s team. And finally, a financial platform has been set and a monetary reserve set aside for inflation to ensure the budget is respected.
“We’re ready to get started so that roadwork gets underway in spring 2008,” said Pierre Major, Associate Director of Infrastructure Planning and Implementation, MUHC Redevelopment Project. “The project office will be set up in the coming weeks.”
About the MUHC Redevelopment Project
Guided by its mission and its role as the nerve centre of the McGill integrated university hospital network, the MUHC is carrying out a $1.579-billion Redevelopment Project that will help the Government achieve its vision for academic medicine in Quebec. Excellence in patient care, research, education and technology assessment will be fostered on two state-of-art campuses—The Mountain and the Glen—and through strong relationships with healthcare partners. Each LEED®-registered campus will be designed to provide patients and their families with “The Best Care For Life” in a healing environment that is anchored in best sustainable development practices, including BOMA Go Green guidelines. www.muhc.ca/construction
About the MUHC
The MUHC is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programmes, research, teaching and technology evaluation. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University: the Montreal Children’s, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological hospitals and Institute, and the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the healthcare field and to contribute to the development of new knowledge. www.muhc.ca