Cohen
85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Samuel S. Cohen, founding Executive Director

As the founding Executive Director of the fledgling JGH, Samuel S. Cohen (1900-2000) helpe transform a small, local healthcare institution—geared largely to serving the Jewish community—into a major university teaching hospital.

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At a 2006 press conference to inaugurate the Segal Cancer Centre, among those who signed a declaration to support the battle against cancer were (from left) Philippe Couillard, Minister of Health and Social Services; Leanor Segal; philanthropist Alvin Segal; Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal; and Henri Elbaz, JGH Executive Director.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Segal Cancer Centre is launched to deliver comprehensive cancer care

In 2006, Health and Social Services Minister Philippe Couillard visited the newly completed Segal Cancer Centre to express his admiration for the JGH’s leadership in providing patients with a fully integrated system of cancer treatment and care.

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Technician José Ruiz (left) and Dr. Francisco Merino, a Canadian Research Fellow, demonstrate the computerized heart-assist pump that was used at the JGH in 1968.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJanuary 2019

From the archives: Historic operation saves heart patient’s life in 1968

In January 1968, the JGH made medical history as the first hospital in the world to use an external, artificial heart-assist pump to resuscitate a patient who was dying of an acute heart attack.

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Lamp
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJanuary 2019

From the archives: Lamps for students in the JGH School of Nursing

At a special ceremony in the 1950s, students in the JGH School of Nursing were given a small lamp reminiscent of the one held by Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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Ice storm
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJanuary 2019

From the archives: The ice storm of 1998

In January 1998, a massive ice storm paralyzed Montreal and disrupted the supply of electricity for days. The JGH welcomed all who needed help and provided them with cots.

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