The MUHC is pleased that another redevelopment milestone has been reached

June 18, 2007 - The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) expressed today its satisfaction over the Government of Quebec’s announcement about its preferred financing model for Montreal’s health care modernization projects. A public-private partnership (PPP) will guide the construction and maintenance of the facilities on the Glen Campus.
“The Glen Campus is now one of the greenest sites in Montreal and is ready to be built on,” said Dr. Arthur T. Porter, MUHC Director General and CEO. “Determining the financing method was essential and I am pleased that we can now move forward with the procurement process. All our documents are ready for prospective developers. Meanwhile, important renovation work is already underway at the Mountain Campus.”
In July 2006, the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers was selected to perform a business case analysing the benefits and risks of both the conventional and the PPP methods of procurement and construction. The results of that analysis were submitted to the Government at the end of December 2006.

“The MUHC’s redevelopment is a single project located on two campuses,” stated Senator David Angus, Chairman, MUHC Board of Directors. “We fully support a PPP process for the Glen Campus and a conventional approach for the Mountain Campus.”

The next step in the PPP process is to issue a Request for Qualification (RFQ), which should occur by the end of June 2007. Thereafter, potential bidders will be short-listed and a detailed Request for Proposal will be issued to select developers.
John Rae, Chairman of the MUHC’s Best Care for Life campaign, echoed Dr. Porter’s comments. “This news is most positive. The generosity of our community has already brought our campaign to more than half of its objective. As we move forward with such key phases as the Joint Corporate Campaign with our colleagues at the CHUM, this announcement will only bolster our fundraising efforts.”

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.

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.

Judith Horrell
Communications Manager, MUHC Redevelopment Project
514-934-1934 Ext. 71368