Montfort continues to distinguish itself among the best research hospitals in Canada

Ottawa, January 31, 2023 – Montfort, Ontario’s Francophone university hospital, is on the list of Canada’s leading research hospitals for the eighth consecutive year.

The list of research hospitals is compiled by Research InfoSource Inc., a Canadian company specializing in research and development information, as part of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals report.

In 2015, Montfort entered the list of leading Canadian research hospitals. This year, the hospital ranks 40th nationally.

Being ranked among the top 40 research hospitals testifies on the one hand to the spirit of innovation of clinicians and researchers at Montfort, but also to the importance for Montfort of enabling its patients and its community to shaping the future of care through research. By doing so, Montfort takes care of its community today and builds a better future through its research and innovation.

This success is possible thanks to the continuous work of the Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM), the organization in charge of coordinating research at Montfort, in addition to clinical internships and continuous professional development.

The ISM, which has made collaborative research its common thread, wants to be the reference in terms of Francophone research and education in the country. The ISM has 7 research chairs, 111 member researchers, 50 of whom are clinician-researchers.

With its interdisciplinary approach, the ISM has continued to improve research within Montfort during the year 2021-22. ISM researchers benefited from a budget amounting to 11.8 million dollars, carried out 86 research projects and 15 clinical trials.

This improvement has allowed the improvement of programs at Montfort. For example, let’s note a project involving Ann Salvador, Wendy Peterson and clinicians from the Family Birth Center (CFN), concerning the improvement of the postnatal care program at home.

In Canada, childbirth is the most frequent reason for hospitalization, with 344,301 admissions in 2020-2021 according to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. However, although there is positive evidence for early postnatal discharge with follow-up, these data are mostly of low quality and imprecise. This finding led these ISM researchers to set up a program aimed at continually perfecting the home-based postnatal care program through research.

This program is an innovative, integrated model of care between doctors, nurses and midwives that offers families an option for early discharge from hospital. It provides care and support to families throughout their transition from hospital to home. The program thus has the potential to improve families’ experience and maternal and newborn health outcomes, and provides a 24-hour safety net for families during the first seven days postpartum. home.

Initially funded by the ISM and the Provincial Oversight Committee of the Innovation Fund, this research later received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to promote its sustainability.

About Montfort

Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone teaching hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. Montfort serves, in both official languages, more than 1.2 million people in the Eastern Ontario region. Montfort received accreditation with honorable mention from Accreditation Canada for the third time in 2022 and is the first hospital to be designated a French-speaking host as a featured organization in exemplary practices (OVPE) by the Association of Nurses. authorized in Ontario.

With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité College, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation in health care in French. Since 2015, it has been among the top 40 research hospitals in Canada, thanks to the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort. Montfort aims to become “your hospital of reference for exceptional services, designed with you and for you”. In 2019, it entered the list of the top 1000 hospitals in the world.

About the Montfort Knowledge Institute

The Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM) embodies innovation. Its unique model, which combines research and education, promotes the continuum of creation and transmission of knowledge in terms of the organization of health services and the prevention, screening and treatment of physical and mental comorbidities…because it is together that we can truly “bringing knowledge to life!” »

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