Since its opening in 1918, the Québec Heart and Lung University Institute (Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - IUCPQ) has been at the forefront of the health network because of the quality of its care and services, its innovations and its technological advances. It is the only centre across Canada to offer in a same building specialized and overspecialized health care and services in cardiology, respirology and bariatric surgery; three programs for which the IUCPQ is renowned at the regional, national and international levels.
Furthermore, the interaction between health care, research, teaching and the assessment of technologies and modes of intervention is a success factor in the accomplishment of the Institute’s mission. The diseases on which these programs focus are the primary causes of death in industrialized countries.
The Institute is a university medical centre covering a population of more than 2 million persons throughout the central and eastern parts of the province. We are proud to be a reference in tertiary care for rural regions, which represent 50% of our practice. Every day, physicians working in regions recommend patients to the Institute either for a specific intervention or follow-up care.
employees, professionals, researchers and assistants;
medical specialists and general practitioners;
Each of them dedicated to 30% of Quebec’s population. Over $200 million of annual operating budget.
A heart health program among the most important in Canada that allows our specialists to perform each year:
A unique, innovative respiratory health program that allows our team to annually:
A centre of excellence in bariatric surgery that does each year:
A leading program of specialized care for patients with diabetes.
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