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Who We Are

About the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Delivering 3,600 babies a year.
Using 4-armed robots to save lives.
Fighting disease at the molecular level.
Training nano-robots to swim in bloodstreams.
Computing millions of worldwide data sets.
Giving patients more precious time with their loved ones.


Technological advancements are made here.
Groundbreaking innovations are made here.
Better patient experiences are made here.
Decades of coming advancements will be made here.

Thanks to you, the JGH delivers awe-inspiring medical breakthroughs and keeps pushing forward, improving lives & patient care.
Here in Quebec, and around the world.

We are the Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance healthcare and medical research for the people of Quebec by supporting Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, a tertiary-care, McGill University teaching hospital.

The Foundation provides essential assistance to the hospital to enhance its extraordinary patient care, to further scientific discovery and to acquire the most recent and innovative medical equipment.

We partner with inspired members of the community to implement a wide variety of fundraising initiatives to achieve these ambitious goals.

About the Jewish General Hospital

The Jewish General Hospital – repeatedly ranked among the top hospitals in Quebec (Newsweek, 2019-2023), is an acute and specialized care, McGill University teaching hospital that has been serving a diverse patient population – regardless of religion, language or ethnic background – since it was founded in 1934.

The hospital is home to: one of the highest number of births in the province with a specialization in high-risk pregnancies and neonatal care; one of the busiest and most efficient Emergency Departments; the Segal Cancer Centre – recognized internationally for its groundbreaking cancer treatment and research achievements; and the Lady Davis Institute, one of the largest and most influential research centres in Canada.

The JGH is the cornerstone institution of the regional health authority known as CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

“A monument to that spirit of charity toward your fellow man.”

— Lord Bessborough, JGH Inauguration, 1934

Did you know?


patients admitted each year


visits per year to the Emergency Department—one of the busiest in Montreal


births per year at its Birthing Centre

626 beds

McGill Fully affiliated University teaching hospital

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More about the JGH…

  • Recognized as a Centre of Excellence in oncology (cancer), cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, and thrombosis and anticoagulation
  • Designated by the government as a provincial centre for high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care, treating one of every seven low-birth weight babies born in Quebec, and consistently maintaining the highest survival rate for high-risk newborns in the province
  • Designated by the Quebec government as a Breast Referral and Investigation Centre (CRID), owing to the large number of women referred from across Quebec and other Canadian provinces for breast cancer detection
  • Designated by the government as a secondary stroke treatment centre, offering rapid care of the highest quality.
  • At the Canadian forefront in the field of robot-assisted surgery, with the most surgeons performing the greatest number of operations in the widest range of medical specialties anywhere in the country
  • Home to the Lady Davis Institute, which is considered one of Canada’s major biomedical research institutions and has earned international recognition in fields such as AIDS, aging, cancer, heart and lung diseases, genetics, epidemiology and public health
  • Home to the Segal Cancer Centre, Quebec’s largest comprehensive facility for cancer treatment and research and the first institution in North America to be accredited as a Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). The Centre is at the forefront of the development of personalized medicine in Canada, which aims to ensure that patients receive therapies that are tailored to their particular DNA. The Centre is also a national leader in immunotherapy, which seeks to harness the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer

For more information, please visit the Jewish General Hospital website.