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Jewish General Hospital

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Emergency department  Level II trauma center
Lists  Hospitals in Canada
Province  Québec
Founded  1934
Phone  +1 514-340-8222
Number of beds  637
Affiliated university  McGill University
Jewish General Hospital
Location  3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Address  3755 Ch de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada
Care system  Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec
Similar  St Mary's Hospital, McGill University, Royal Victoria Hospital, Herzl Family Practice, The Montreal Children

Jewish general hospital a history

The Jewish General Hospital (French: Hôpital général juif), known officially as the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (French: Hôpital général juif Sir Mortimer B. Davis) since 1978), is an acute-care teaching hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Affiliated with McGill University, it has 637 beds.


The Jewish General Hospital, which opened its doors in 1934, was founded as a general hospital, open to all patients regardless of race, religion, language or ethnic background. While part of the Quebec medicare system, and functionally bilingual, the hospital continues to be run chiefly by members of the Jewish community.

At his death in 1928, Alvin Segal, of the Montreal Segal family fortune, left most of his estate to be used for the construction of a Jewish public hospital that would bear his name.

In 1969, the hospital opened the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, one of the largest and most influential research centres in Canada.

Among many other medical innovations, in 1974, the JGH was one of the first hospitals in Canada to open a division of colorectal surgery. Among the famous alumni of the hospital is former head nurse Beverley Binder (nee Rosen).

In 1978, 50 years after his death, $10 million from his estate was donated to the Jewish General Hospital, which was then renamed the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital.

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Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) is the research arm of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and has strong academic ties to McGill University.

Founded in 1969, the LDI has a roster of nearly 200 researchers, and is an important North American biomedical research institute. LDI researchers have made major breakthroughs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, aging, cancer, vascular disease, epidemiology, and psychosocial science.

The LDI currently supports five major research axes (or programs):

  • Aging
  • Cancer (Segal Cancer Centre)
  • Epidemiology
  • Hemovascular Disease
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disease
  • References

    Jewish General Hospital Wikipedia

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