Jewish General Hospital

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Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
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Jewish General Hospital is located in Montreal
Jewish General Hospital
Location in Montreal
Geography
Location 3755 Cote Ste Catherine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates 45°29′53″N 73°37′44″W / 45.498°N 73.629°W / 45.498; -73.629Coordinates: 45°29′53″N 73°37′44″W / 45.498°N 73.629°W / 45.498; -73.629
Organization
Care system RAMQ (Quebec Health Insurance Board)
Affiliated university McGill University
Services
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 637
History
Founded 1934
Links
Website www.jgh.ca
Lists Hospitals in Canada

The Jewish General Hospital (known officially as the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital since 1978) is an acute-care teaching hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Affiliated with McGill University, it has 637 beds.

The Jewish General Hospital, which opened its doors in 1934, was founded as a general hospital, open to all patients regardless of race, religion, language or ethnic background. While part of the Quebec medicare system, and functionally bilingual, the hospital continues to be run chiefly by members of the Jewish community.

At his death in 1928, Mortimer Davis left most of his estate to be used for the construction of a Jewish public hospital that would bear his name.

In 1969, the hospital opened the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, one of the largest and most influential research centres in Canada.

Among many other medical innovations, in 1974, the JGH was one of the first hospitals in Canada to open a division of colorectal surgery.

In 1978, 50 years after his death, $10 million from his estate was donated to the Jewish General Hospital, which was then renamed the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital.

Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research[edit]

The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) is the research arm of the Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital and has strong academic ties to McGill University.

Founded in 1969, the LDI has a roster of nearly 200 researchers, and is an important North American biomedical research institute. LDI researchers have made major breakthroughs in the areas of HIV/AIDS, aging, cancer, vascular disease, epidemiology, and psychosocial science.

The LDI currently supports five major research axes (or programs):

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