MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ – This morning, Premier Jean Charest and Shriners Hospitals for Children® leadership located in Montreal have proceeded to the groundbreaking for the new Shriners Hospital for Children on the Glen Campus adjacent to the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Also present were Health Minister Yves Bolduc, M.D., the Honourable Arthur T. Porter, directeur général et chef de la direction du CUSM, Michael Severe, President of the Board of Directors of Shriners International and Chairman of the Board of Shriners Hospitals for Children, Douglas Maxwell, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children and many other dignitaries. Patient representatives Natalie Cinman and Luca Patuelli participated in the official groundbreaking and the national anthems were sung by hospital patient Jérémy Gabriel.
M. Raoul Frevel, Chairman of the Building & Equipment Committee of the National Board: “This new space more of 207 000 sq. ft. will allow the implementation of care and rehabilitation facilities at the cutting edge of technology that will include new services such as a movement analysis laboratory for clinical treatments and research and a surgical skills laboratory and education centre to continue to improve our teaching mandate as well as the care we offer to meet the needs of current and future patients.”
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