Tour of the MCI
In 2015, the Montreal Chest Institute moved to the McGill University Health Centre’s bright and spacious new Glen Site, located at the corner of Décarie and De Maisonneuve Boulevards across from the Vendôme metro station. In addition to state-of-the-art medical facilities, MCI patients also benefit from easy access to medical and surgical specialists as well as a highly sophisticated test centre.
- The MCI’s neighbour is the Royal Victoria Hospital, which makes it so much easier for MCI patients to be seen, when necessary, by a full gamut of specialists and to easily undergo all necessary tests, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
- The MCI has also started working closely with its other direct neighbour, the new Cedars Cancer Centre. The MCI provides early diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other cancers of the respiratory system while the Cedars Cancer Centre provides treatment and care.
- The MCI’s proximity to the Montreal Children’s Hospital makes the transition from pediatric to adult care – which is stressful for some – much easier. The MCI doctors slowly get to know their young patients and their families to ensure the transition goes as smoothly and as comfortably as possible.
- The MCI’s adjacency to the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre is another major advantage of the Glen site. This unique facility was awarded a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) award for, among other things, allowing researchers and care givers to easily work together while making it easier for patients taking part in research studies. The objective is to foster new discoveries and treatments at a faster rate.