News form the CISSS des Laurentides

University affiliations

The Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) des Laurentides announced its affiliation with the University of Montreal and the University of Quebec in Outaouais. These partnerships will help develop research and teaching activities that take place in hospitals, CHSLDs, CLSCs and rehabilitation centers in the region.


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Affiliation to these two universities, recognized for their quality of teaching, will have several positive effects, in particular by making it possible to:

Participate in the development of knowledge and methods of intervention;

Integrate new recognized practices for the benefit of patients;

Attract future professionals to work in the Laurentians;

Promote learning and innovation within teams;

Strengthen commitment to training the next generation in health and social services.

For the President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides, Ms. Rosemonde Landry, this was excellent news. “These affiliations are the logical continuation of an already existing collaboration with these two educational institutions. The University of Montreal has been our main university partner for internships for a very long time. As for the Université du Québec en Outaouais, it is an essential ally in our region, whether in research or teaching. It is with great pride that we make a significant contribution to the training of the next generation and to the advancement of knowledge, which are key assets in providing the best health care and social services to the community, ”she said.

The contracts recently approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Services thus consolidate the links already well established with these partners.

Critical situation continues at Saint-Eustache hospital

Due to the high occupancy rates in its emergency rooms in Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jérôme, the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) des Laurentides asks the population with non-urgent health problems to opt for other solutions than going to the emergency room, particularly in these two places.

Patients whose situation is not urgent are invited to consult their family doctor, pharmacist, a doctor in a walk-in clinic or to contact Info-Santé, by dialing 811, where a nurse can contact them. advise and direct them to the appropriate service. The President and CEO, Ms. Rosemonde Landry, however, assures the population that urgent cases will be taken care of quickly throughout the region, including in Saint-Eustache and Saint-Jérôme. “A person in a critical and unstable situation is of course always invited to go to the emergency room. In no way do we want to deprive a person of the essential care they need, ”said Ms. Landry. Several actions are in place to support the care teams, including collaboration with our partners to reorient some people who do not need immediate care.