85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Refurbishing, renovating, building up, building out

In every era and every decade, practically every corner of the JGH has been a construction zone.

The Jewish General Hospital’s western extension, now known as Pavilion C, under construction in 1953.

The Jewish General Hospital’s western extension, now known as Pavilion C, under construction in 1953.

Sometimes the renovations have been relatively modest—upgrade an elevator, modernize a nursing station, expand a family lounge—to enhance the patient experience and improve working conditions for staff.

Pavilions B (in green) and C (in red) in 2019.

Pavilions B (in green) and C (in red) in 2019.

At other times, the changes have been positively amazing, as well as historic—adding new floors atop Pavilion E to launch the Segal Cancer Centre in 2006, or constructing the enormous Pavilion K which has changed the nature of emergency treatment, surgery and critical care at the JGH since 2014.

By mid-2012, Pavilion K had risen several storeys, but the launch of the Emergency Department was still 18 months away, while the rest of the building would not open until 2016.

By mid-2012, Pavilion K had risen several storeys, but the launch of the Emergency Department was still 18 months away, while the rest of the building would not open until 2016.

Pavilion K in 2019.

Pavilion K in 2019.

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The Jewish General Hospital’s 85th anniversary is an ideal occasion to take a glimpse into the past. By remembering the extraordinary efforts of the hospital’s founders, supporters, staff and volunteers, we honour the enduring legacy of the JGH.

Look for a new scrapbook item every week during 2019 in JGH News.

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