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HUG has gradually started to introduce cross-disciplinary facilities, including Centers and Care Programs.
A Center is an interdepartmental facility involving medical units and/or medical divisions in order to:
For mandate and funding issues, a Center is affiliated with the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Medical Officer for medical practice issues. In terms of research and teaching, a Center is linked to the Medical and Quality Directorate and to the Education and Research Directorate. It works within a mandate set by the Executive Committee and has specific resources and a fixed budget.
A Program is a multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary action to coordinate and harmonize care practices for key diseases. Unlike a Center, a Program has no specific resources or budget. A Program: