The Réseau universitaire intégré de santé et de services sociaux (RUISSS) de l’Université de Sherbrooke is composed of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Estrie - Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS), the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Est, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Montérégie-Centre, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ), and the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) Saguenay-Lac St-Jean.
The mandate of the RUISSS is to federate its affiliated universities and health care and social services institutions by creating a culture of collaboration, integration and specific work sites to meet the needs of the population. In fact, the needs of the population dictate the activities of the RUISSS as identified within its territory or by ministerial authorities.
Specifically, the RUISSS contributes to improving the quality, pertinence, accessibility and organization of health care and social services by:
- Maintaining and developing partnership in the initial, specialized, and continuous development of health care and social services professionals;
- Supporting the development, transmission and application of knowledge in the clinical, pedagogical and organizational spheres.
- The RUISSS also collectively play a role in the organization of care by fostering a culture of collaboration among the RUISSS institutions in compliance with their respective missions by ensuring a hierarchical supply of care to the population.
The purpose of the RUISSS is to foster concerted action, complementariness and integration of care, education and research among the institutions for the well-being of the population.
The RUISSS must guide their activities to mobilize and drive to action the workers and institutions within their territories. They have the administrative responsibility of the network or faculties to improve the efficiency and efficacy of the health care and social services network to meet the needs of the population. Here are a few examples:
The needs of the population dictate the activities of the RUISSS as identified within its territory or by ministerial authorities.
- To facilitate the anchoring of training required by the network in the basic curriculum.
- To encourage access to internships and to facilitate the deployment of training in the regions to support training programs in health care and social services sectors as well as to meet the needs of the network.
- To promote knowledge transfer among the universities, the university hospital centre(s) (CHU), and the health care and social services institutes and institutions within the territory served by the network.
- Access to programs that encourage competency development and maintenance among all the professions related to health care and social services, in particular for professionals practising in the region.
- The promotion and implementation of best practises in health care and social services among the network’s institutional members, the activities of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux and the technology assessment units and intervention methods in health care and social services of the CHU, institutes and CIUSSS of its network to ensure the productivity and efficiency of its activities.
- The implementation of services corridors in line with the missions of the institutions: a. By encouraging fluidity in patient and information transfers among the network institutions;
• By guaranteeing remote support to frontline and second-line teams;
• By supporting medical personnel plans which factor in the specific needs of territories with low population densities.
The territory of the Réseau universitaire intégré de santé et de services sociaux (RUISSS) de l’Université de Sherbrooke
More than one million people live within the territory of the RUISSS, which includes Estrie as well as parts of the Montérégie, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec, along with the entire Saguenay-Lac St-Jean region. That represents approximately 14% of Québec’s population. Besides the RUISSS de l’Université de Sherbrooke, there are the RUISSS de l’Université de Montréal, the RUISSS McGill, and the RUISSS de l’Université Laval. These 4 RUISSS cover the entire province. They are an integral part of the Act respecting health services and social services.
Warning! The telephone numbers herein are those of the administration of the RUISSS de l'Université de Sherbrooke. The RUISSS is not the right location to obtain clinical information or to cancel or postpone an appointment at a specialized clinic. Thank you!
RUISSS de l'Université de Sherbrooke
3001, 12e Avenue Nord
Sherbrooke, Québec J1H 5N4
Telephone : 819 821-8000, poste 72740
Email : ruisss-udes@ usherbrooke . ca
Contact person :
Ms. Marick Beauchamp
Telephone : 819 821-8000, poste 72561