Every RUISSS from the province's four faculties of medicine has the mandate to contribute to the coordination of healthcare, teaching and research offered by each faculty of medicine and their respective University Hospital Centre, their CIUSSS, CISSSS and health centres.

In the case of RUISSS McGill, these are the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), 2 CIUSS, 3 CISSS and three other health centres.

The RUISSS McGill territory includes 1.9 million people spanning 7 regions. Health determinants — such as revenue, education, social environment and social support, available health services and culture — vary according to each region. Additionally, the shortage of healthcare professionals is a distinct problem requiring its own solutions.

Since RUISSS McGill was established, its members have worked to offer new opportunities for learning, to promote residents’ training in the regions, to increase skills in telehealth, and to create clinical coordination. All of this allows patients to be treated as close to their homes as possible within the constraints of available resources and expertise. RUISSS McGill's goals remain unchanged: to be a role model for the continuum of care, research, teaching and evaluation of technologies and to help improve the health and well-being of all Quebecers.

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