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Montfort continues to stand out among Canada's top research hospitals

Ottawa, January 31, 2023 – Hôpital Montfort has been named among Canada's top research hospitals for the eighth consecutive year.

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

In 2015, Montfort entered the list of top Canadian research hospitals. This year, the hospital is ranked 40th nationally.

Being ranked among the top 40 research hospitals is a testament to the innovative drive of its clinicians and researchers and to the importance Montfort places onto giving its patients and community the opportunity to shape the future of care and health by participating in research. Monfort is caring for its community today and building a better tomorrow through its research and innovation.

This success is made possible thanks to the ongoing work of Savoir Montfort (ISM), the knowledge institute in charge of coordinating research at Montfort, in addition to clinical and administrative internships and continuing professional development.

The ISM, which has made collaborative research its guiding principle, aims to be the reference for Francophone research and education in the country. The ISM has 7 research chairs and 111 member researchers, 50 of whom are clinician scientists.

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

This continued development has often led to the improvement of certain services at Montfort. An example is a project involving Ann Salvador, Wendy Peterson, and the Family Birthing Centre clinicians to improve the Postnatal-Care-at-Home care program.

In Canada, childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization, with 344,301 admissions in 2020-2021 according to data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI 2022). However, while there is positive evidence of early postnatal discharge with a follow-up, this data is mostly of low quality and accuracy. This finding led these ISM researchers to set up a program to continually refine the postnatal care at home program through research.

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

Initially funded by ISM and the Provincial Innovation Fund Oversight Committee (IFPOC) this research later received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support its sustainability.

About Montfort

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. In 2022, it earned Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada for the third time, and is the first francophone host as the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s flagship Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO).

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 of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute. Montfort strives to become “your hospital of reference for outstanding services, designed with you and for you”. In 2019, it was named one of the world’s top 1000 hospitals.

About Institut du Savoir Montfort

The Institut du Savoir Montfort (ISM) embodies innovation. Its unique model, which combines research and education, promotes the creation-transmission continuum of knowledge in the organization of health and prevention services, screening and treatment of physical and mental co-morbidities... because it is together that we can truly "bring knowledge to life!"

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