The mission of the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation is to raise and administer funds to support the Institute's priority and innovative projects and help its fight against cardiovascular disease, the number-one cause of death worldwide.
Since its creation in 1977, the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation has worked hard to turn dreams into reality for researchers and employees at the MHI, helping them to push the boundaries of research, care, prevention and teaching. The MHI Foundation contributes to the advancement of key projects at the Montreal Heart Institute.
From May 2013 to August 2017, the Foundation has been leaded by Mélanie La Couture, Eng., MBA.
The Foundation raises and administers funds for the MHI to help it fulfil its mission of fighting cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of death worldwide. It strives to meet the MHI’s priority needs by granting physicians and researchers the funding they need to achieve great things.
Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly $237 million for the MHI. Innovative projects funded by the Foundation have yielded tangible results, facilitating the treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases, particularly through the use of less invasive, more preventive techniques that are always on the cutting edge of innovation and technology.
The Montreal Heart Institute has a reputation for providing quality care that rivals that of world-class cardiology hospitals, such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic, in the United States, and the Thorax Center, in the Netherlands.