|A very special thank you to Mr. Avrum Morrow for his dedicated gift towards the hygiene safety of the Montreal Heart Institute, recognizing the importance of the work accomplished by this team at the Institute.|
On October 11, 2016, at a donor appreciation cocktail reception, the Foundation recognized the importance of Maurice Pinsonnault’s and Pierre Michaud’s donations.
These invaluable gifts will help the Institute transform into a digital hospital as well as conduct genetic screening and perform innovative surgeries for aortic disease.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
L. to R.: Ms. Mélanie La Couture, Executive Director; Mr. Maurice Pinsonnault, Dr. Denis Roy, Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Pierre Michaud
The Institute announced a $3 million donation from Mr. André Desmarais and Mrs. France Chrétien Desmarais. This new important donation will accelerate new patient recruitment, as well as ensure long-term follow-up for some 30,000 patients involved, making it one of the largest longitudinal hospital cohorts in the world. This will also serve to enrich the biobank, connected to the Montreal Heart Institute, of genetic material and blood samples.
L. to R.: Dr. Guy Breton, Rector of Université de Montréal; Henri-Paul Rousseau, Chair of the board of the MHI Foundation; Mélanie La Couture, Executive Director of the MHI Foundation; Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, Director of the Desmarais Family Research Centre; André Desmarais; Dr. Denis Roy, CEO of the MHI and France Chrétien Desmarais.
Thank you to the Morris & Bella Fainman Family Foundation for making it possible to acquire a new technology ultrasound machine, the SonoSite X-Porte. Designed specifically for intensive care, the device will enable transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, in addition to the evaluation of the lungs and pleura in unstable patients after heart surgery.
Dr. André Denault, anesthesiologist, intensivist and Mrs.
Mélanie La Couture, exécutive Director.