By fall 1968, construction of the framework of the Lady Davis Institute was under way, with the facility on schedule to open the following year. Also being built at that time was the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (at rear, to the left), which was launched in 1969.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Lady Davis Institute opens at the JGH in 1969

In 1969, the Lady Davis Institute opened at the JGH and went on to become one of Quebec’s leading facilities for medical research.

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.