Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre
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|Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre|
|Vitalité Health Network|
|Location||330 University Avenue, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada|
|Care system||Public Medicare (Canada)|
|Affiliated university||Faculté de médecine – Université de Sherbrooke|
|Emergency department||Level III trauma centre|
|Website||Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre|
|Lists||Hospitals in Canada|
Operated by Vitalité Health Network, the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre traces its history to 1922 with the establishment of the Hôtel-Dieu de l’Assomption by the Sisters of Providence. The hospital was purchased by the Government of New Brunswick in 1967 and renamed Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital in honour of Acadian doctor and late Minister of Health Georges Dumont. The facility was also designated the primary Francophone referral hospital in the province. In 1975 the present facility at 330 University Avenue was opened with a capacity at that time of 273 beds; subsequent expansions have resulted in the present capacity of over 400 beds
- 1922 - At the request of Monsignor Henri Cormier, parish priest for the francophone community in Moncton, Sister Angèle-de-Brescia and three other nuns from the Montreal convent Sisters of Providence (Soeurs de la Providence) establish a 17-bed hospital called the Hôtel-Dieu de l’Assomption at 54-56 Church Street.
- 1928 - Official opening of the new Hôtel-Dieu on Providence Street with a capacity of 125 beds.
- 1930 - Foundation of the first medical board for the Hôtel-Dieu with Dr. Louis Napoléon Bourque as president. The first class graduates from the School of Nursing.
- 1952 - Creation of the first Advisory Committee for the Hôtel-Dieu with Mr. Calixte Savoie as president
- 1956 - The new wing of the Hôtel-Dieu is unveiled, bringing the hospital’s capacity to 188 beds.
- 1967 - Purchase of the Hôtel-Dieu by the Province of New Brunswick. The Sisters of Providence (Soeurs de la Providence) leave after 45 years of service. The hospital is renamed the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital, in memory of a great Acadian doctor and Health Minister who died in 1966.
- 1975 - Inauguration of the new Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital with a capacity of 273 beds. The Hôtel-Dieu Pavilion is home to many medical and support services.
- 1977 - Confirmation of the role of the Dr. Georges-L. Dumont Regional Hospital as a regional hospital and referral centre for francophones throughout New Brunswick.
- 1981 - Establishment of a medical education department for students in training periods, interns and residents in medicine.
- 1989 - First annual campaign for the Tree of Hope.
- 1991 - Inauguration of the new wing, which brings the capacity of the hospital to 423 beds.
- 1992 - Creation of the Beauséjour Hospital Corporation to run the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital, the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital and the Shediac Regional Medical Centre. The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital is designated as a teaching hospital, affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Sherbrooke.
- 1993 - The Dr. Léon-Richard Oncology Centre for cancer treatment opens.
- 1997 - The Providence School of Nursing (École d'enseignement informer Providence) closes after 70 years of existence and 1,331 graduates. 75th anniversary of the hospital' s foundation and publication of a commemorative book by Claude Bourque entitled Rêves de visionnaires.
- 1998 - Following an agreement between the Beauséjour Hospital Corporation, the Université de Moncton and the New Brunswick Community College, Campbellton campus, the new Bachelor of Science degree in radiology is created. This degree is the first French-language program of its kind in Canada.
- 1999 - The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital is designated as the principal hospital for the VIIIth Francophone Summit (Sommet de la Francophonie).
- 2002 - The government of N.-B. replaces hospital corporations by regional health authorities. The Beauséjour Hospital Corporation is thus replaced by the Beauséjour Regional Health Authority.
- 2008 - Effective September 1, 2008, the provincial government announces major changes in the health care system to improve the delivery of care to the New Brunswick population. The province’s eight regional health authorities are amalgamated into two new health authorities, namely the Vitalité Health Network (of which the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital becomes a member, with the Head Office located in Bathurst) and the Horizon Health Network.
- 2010 - Aldéa Landry, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vitalité Health Network announces during a public meeting that the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital has been officially designated as a university hospital centre(UHC) by the provincial government.
- 2011 - The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont Regional Hospital is given a new name, as of January 21, 2011. The facility is henceforth called the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.
The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre is the flagship facility of Vitalité Health Network. The new name not only reaffirms the importance of this hospital facility within the Network, but also the value of its role in providing professional and academic health training in French in New Brunswick.