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Your Impact: Why We Need You

Patient Care

At the heart of all that we do is the patient. And excellence in patient-centred care is what drives us.

Since 1934, thanks to an unparalleled team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, the JGH has been providing compassionate care and cutting-edge treatment to patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds in Montreal, throughout Quebec, and beyond.

As the province’s leading acute-care hospital, responding to the changing demographics and medical needs of our patients is of the utmost priority. For the JGH Foundation, this means enabling an ever-increasing emphasis on collaborative and connected care, pioneering strategies in preventative healthcare, and modernizing facilities and services.

$13M investment in the new Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit including 2,600 m2 of upgraded and expanded space to help transform whole-patient care and mental health recovery

No 1 The JGH has consistently maintained the highest survival rate for high-risk newborns in Quebec


Improved diagnoses. Earlier detection. New and improved therapies. These can only be achieved through extensive clinical and laboratory research — a cornerstone of the JGH and its Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.

As one of Canada’s largest and most influential research centres and noted for its breakthroughs in the fields of AIDS, aging, cancer and genetics, we are deeply committed to investing in novel approaches to help the JGH remain at the forefront of scientific discovery and clinical excellence — for the benefit of us all.

“Foundation funds serve as an incubator helping to kick start my laboratory and build a team in stem cell research. We hope to be able to translate our findings into new ways of personalizing blood cancer treatments for patients at the JGH, in Canada and around the world.”

— Dr. François Mercier, LDI Researcher


Transforming healthcare delivery means continually innovating — equipment, facilities, technology and practices. The current realities have accelerated the need to respond nimbly and effectively — particularly in the convergence of digital technologies with health. And the JGH is leading the way forward.

Today, eligible JGH patients can be monitored remotely by healthcare staff in the comfort of their own homes. Real-time data and predictive software are being used to provide a panoramic view of patient flow throughout the JGH’s healthcare network. Clinicians and end users are being brought together with entrepreneurs and innovators to build and launch medical technologies that improve people’s lives. And the Connected Health Record is being developed to integrate all patient-related information in one place.

90% of gynecologic cancer operations at the JGH utilize the state-of-the-art and Foundation-funded Da Vinci Robotic system—improving patient health-related quality of life and recovery vs. open surgery

1st The JGH is the first hospital in Montreal to implement the ChartMaxx system for fully digitized patient records

Annual Reports

Covering areas such as research, hospital development, scientific advancements and JGH Foundation events, our annual reports demonstrate our commitment to the Jewish General Hospital and the people it serves.

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Impact Reports

Learn how your impact from these donor-funded initiatives – including investments in the very best people, equipment, facilities and programs – are propelling the Jewish General Hospital forward as a centre of world-class healthcare in Quebec.

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