Responding to a marked increase in the incidence of venereal disease in the late 1960s and early ’70s, the JGH launched its Social Diseases Clinic in February 1972, the first full-time facility of its kind in a Montreal hospital.
On October 15, 1934, one week after the JGH officially opened, Dr. A. O. Freedman admitted the first patient to the hospital.
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has bocame the world’s first healthcare network certified as a Lean Centre of Excellence by the Leading Edge Group. This recognizes that the CIUSSS continuously strives to improve services for users of health care and social services.
Even as it welcomes patients from all backgrounds, the JGH remains proud of its Jewish heritage. Sometimes you’ll even see signs of that legacy peeking out from the most unexpected corners.
On September 22, 1929, more than 3,000 members of the Jewish community gathered at the Mount Royal Hotel to launch the $1 million campaign to build the JGH.