The creation of the CIUSSSs: a new partnership for care, training and research  

CIUSSS map of Montreal: the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is in dark green in the west end; the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal is the beige area in the centre.

In February 2015, Quebec’s National Assembly adopted An Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services networkThis law consolidated a majority of the health and social services at the core of a Réseau Territorial de Services (RTS) to either a Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CISSS) or Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux (CIUSSS)The main difference between the two designations is that a CIUSSS is located in a health region with a university offering undergraduate medical training or a university institute in the social services domain.  

As part of this reorganization, McGill was partnered with two CIUSSSs here in Montreal – CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal and CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal – for the purposes of health professional training and research. This is in addition to the education and research mandates the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences shares with the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and, through RUISSS McGill, with its partner CISSSs and Indigenous health boards. 

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CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

The reorganization of the health care system in 2015 


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