Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend a special meeting of the Faculty Council on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m.

As you may be aware, in October 2016, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, convened a meeting of Board members and Foundation presidents of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Montreal West Island CIUSSS and the West-Central Montreal CIUSSS to hear two visions for the future of McGill’s affiliated health organizations in the west of Montreal. The visions were presented by Benoit Morin and Lawrence Rosenberg, current CEOs of the Montreal West Island CIUSSS and the West-Central Montreal CIUSSS, respectively. Each proposes to improve services for patients, with administrative efficiency, Mr. Morin’s through a much closer alignment between the MUHC and the Montreal West Island CIUSSS and Dr. Rosenberg’s by more closely aligning all three health organizations.

At the meeting, the Minister announced that Dr. Arvind Joshi, former head of St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, would lead a consultation process across the three health organizations and with McGill. The goal is to gather input on all possible options that would help to optimize the organization of health care services in western Montreal. Dr. Joshi met with many of the individuals and groups from our Faculty who are identified below.

Dr. Joshi’s meeting with the Faculty Council has been set for Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 p.m., and will take place in the Martin Amphitheatre (Room 504) at the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building). This meeting is open to all members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine, including students and residents. Please note, the Feb. 28 meeting does not replace the Faculty Council standing meeting booked for March 13.

Please find a letter from Dr. Joshi, along with details about the consultation itself, at this link, to give you some context and help you prepare for this meeting.


For your information, McGill / Faculty of Medicine consultations are with the following groups:

– Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier

– VP (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine David Eidelman

– Associate VP and Vice-Dean (Health Affairs) Sam Benaroya

– Education Group

– Research Group

– Academic University Clinical Chairs

– Undergraduate students, residents

– Faculty Council – Town Hall

David Eidelman, MDCM

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine


January 20, 2017