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Merger to Benefit Respiratory Health

MUHC Foundation and MCI Foundation merger to support the Dream Big Breathe Easier campaign

The Montreal Chest Institute is a world leader in the field of respiratory care. On February 24, 2021, the Montreal Chest Institute Foundation and the MUHC Foundation joined forces. This merger, together with the launch of a $10 million dollar Dream Big respiratory campaign, will ensure the Montreal Chest Institute remains an outstanding and world-renowned institution. This merger will benefit respiratory health and care for patients while also investing in life-saving clinical trials, research and innovation.

As part of the Dream Big, Breathe Easier campaign, funds will be used for groundbreaking research into respiratory diseases, clinical trials, the purchase of state-of-the-art respiratory equipment, the development of innovative treatment programs as well as funding for programs such as the Margaret Becklake Fellowship into Respiratory Research.

“The MCI has a long and storied history of helping patients with complex respiratory conditions. This important merger between these two Foundations of the MUHC will support our common goal of improving the quality of care for our patients and reinforcing our position as world leaders in research and innovation.”

Dr. Pierre Gfeller, President & Executive Director, McGill University Health Centre

“By joining forces with the MUHC Foundation, we can better support the renowned team of scientists conducting groundbreaking research. Together, we can work towards developing innovative solutions that will allow millions of people with respiratory disease, in Quebec and around the world, to breathe easier.”

Bryan Fitzpatrick, Chairman, Montreal Chest Institute Foundation

Many of our researchers at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories are leading specialists at the Montreal Chest Institute. When two such dynamic and influential foundations join forces, their investment in Breathtaking Research and Breath-Giving Care will continue to support the strong research culture at the Montreal Chest Institute.

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Montreal Chest Institute Foundation and MUHC Foundation Join Forces, MUHC Foundation, February 24, 2021.