McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences provides a multi-faceted environment for the advancement of health sciences education and research. Here is a general overview of the major facilities that are part of or are affiliated with the Faculty.
Health Sciences Centre
The Health Sciences Centre on campus houses both McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and the McMaster site of Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals. The Main Street West building also houses the McMaster Children's Hospital, the second largest children's hospital in the province. The tertiary-level hospital occupies about 60 percent of the building and the Faculty has its administrative offices and classrooms, including the School of Nursing, in the rest of the space. The award-winning building, completed in 1972, was designed by Eberhard Zeidler of the Toronto architecture firm Craig, Zeidler and Strong.
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McMaster Children's Hospital
The McMaster Children's Hospital, the second largest children's hospital in the province, is housed within the Health Sciences Centre located on the McMaster University campus. McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH) is one of the top pediatric academic health science centres in Canada. MCH serves the special and unique healthcare needs of children using a family-centred model of care. Each year MCH has approximatley 180,000 visits to our subspecialty clinics, diagnostic areas, emergency department, inpatient wards and operating rooms.
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Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL)
The five-storey Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL), opened in 2004, provides state-of-the-art facilities for both education and research. Tied to the Health Sciences Centre by pedestrian walkways, it houses several of the Faculty of Health Sciences' programs including the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and the midwifery, physician assistant and Bachelor of Health Sciences programs. Cutting-edge institutes housed at the centre include the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research; the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute and the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care as well as the National Pain Centre. Its facilities include Canada's first university human vector lab, the Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory and the David Braley Stem Cell Library. The 300,000-square-foot facility has a dramatic three-storey glass atrium at the entrance.
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Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS)
The Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) is a joint initiative with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services at Mohawk College. Located on the grounds of McMaster University, the Institute houses the School of Rehabilitation Science with graduate programs in occupational therapy, rehabilitation and physiotherapy, along with Mohawk students involved in the McMaster-Mohawk-Conestoga BScN Program.
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP)
McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is a burgeoning centre for research excellence that houses laboratory, office and educational facilities which align with and leverage the research strengths of McMaster University. Located on the former Camco site on Longwood Road between Aberdeen Avenue and Main Street, the McMaster Innovation Park is home to the Department of Family Medicine, as well as the Health and Social Services Utilization Research Unit. The location is ideal as it is close to both the main west-end campus and McMaster's community health-care partners. Plans have been announced to build a $40 million Centre for Primary Care at the corner of Longwood and Aberdeen.
Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library supports all education and research programs of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, and serves as a valuable resource for the students in the Faculty's various programs and the local medical community. Sited at the north-west corner of the Health Sciences Centre, the library had a major $8.6 million renovation completed in 2007 which incorporated the latest in technology, additional group learning and quiet study areas, and included the construction of the two-storey Jan and Mien Heersink Reading Pavilion. Located in the McMaster Health Sciences Centre, the Library has seating for 760 people, and provides many of the resources needed for the Faculty's problem-based, self-directed methods of teaching and learning.
Titles Health Sciences Bookstore
Titles Health Sciences Bookstore is a full service health sciences bookstore and a media production services centre under one roof. The store's services may be accessed by both students and others in the health-care community. The Health Sciences Bookstore is located on the first floor of the McMaster Health Sciences Centre opposite the red elevators (Room 1G1).
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — Charlton Campus
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — Charlton Campus serves as the main hospital of St. Joseph's Healthcare, and is located on Charlton Avenue. It is part of a 600-bed plus, multi-site academic health sciences centre that focuses on innovative and technologically advanced approaches to clinical care, academics, and diagnostics. With the busiest emergency department in Hamilton, St. Joseph's treats more than 52,000 patients a year.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — King Campus
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — King Campus is a pioneer in Ontario's health-care system. The hospital-sponsored outpatient facility brings health care into the community with a variety of services and programs. Through its affiliation with McMaster University, the King Street East centre, located in Stoney Creek, provides a wide range of educational training opportunities, in a community setting, to future generations of health-care professionals. The Urgent Care Centre on the King Campus treats more than 48,000 patients a year.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — West 5th Campus
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton — West 5th Campus is a specialized tertiary care centre dedicated to helping individuals suffering with mental illness. As part of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, a unique blend of services is provided, offering a continuum of care from primary, through crisis and acute phases, to highly specialized tertiary programs. The centre, located on Hamilton Mountain’s West 5th Street, serves the region including Hamilton, Niagara, Halton, Brant and Haldimand.
Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton General Hospital is one of the six hospitals that are part of Hamilton Health Sciences. Its opening in 1848 makes it the oldest hospital in the city. Today, the 317-bed facility is a major health-care provider with state-of-the-art facilities, and is recognized as a regional centre of excellence in cardiovascular care, neurosciences, trauma and burn treatment. It houses one of the province's few burn units, and is home to leading-edge research to improve the health of people around the world.
Juravinski Hospital is a full-service hospital as well as the region's centre of excellence for cancer and orthopedic care. It began as the Mount Hamilton Hospital in 1917 to serve war veterans, then opened in 1954 as the Henderson General Hospital, serving chronic and convalescent patients. In 2010, it was renamed the Juravinski Hospital. The 322-bed hospital on Concession Street, now part of Hamilton Health Sciences, has embarked on a multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project to offer improved inpatient care and services for oncology patients.
Chedoke Hospital is a non-acute care facility that is home to a number of health-care-related specialty programs and services. The Sanatorium Road facility is comprised of a collection of buildings on Hamilton's escarpment brow, and in 2012 will become the site of a new Ambulatory Centre for Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation. The Regional Joint Assessment Centre and many administrative and hospital support services will also be found at Chedoke, as well as some outpatient services for McMaster Children's Hospital.
Margaret & Charles Juravinski Cancer Centre
Margaret & Charles Juravinski Cancer Centre is one of 14 regional centres of Cancer Care Ontario. Situated adjacent to Henderson General Hospital on Concession Street in Hamilton, the centre serves the regions of Brant, Burlington, Haldimand, Hamilton, Niagara and most of Norfolk. Part of Hamilton Health Sciences, it offers a comprehensive program including medical services, supportive care and education for cancer patients and their families. Research into the causes, prevention and effective and efficient management of cancer, is also a key component of the centre's role.
St. Peter's Health System
St. Peter's Health System is a leader in the provision of services and care for seniors and the chronically ill. It operates a complex-care hospital and a long-term care residence on Maplewood Avenue in Hamilton, as well as managing complex care beds at other Hamilton hospitals and providing home care services throughout Hamilton, Halton and Niagara. Its mandate also includes research into geriatrics and providing quality care.