Top 10 things we’re grateful for in 2022 | Jewish General Hospital Foundation

Top 10 things we’re grateful for in 2022

We have a lot to be grateful for at the JGH Foundation. For a start, we love what we do. Our core mission – to raise funds in support of innovation, research and patient care at the JGH – is close to all of our hearts. We can’t take much of the credit though – if we have succeeded in our mission, it’s been because of your support.

With the New Year around the corner, we are looking ahead to great things in 2023. But we are taking a moment to look back, as well. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 things we are grateful for in 2022.


How could we achieve our goals without the contributions of JGH Foundation staff and JGH employees? Where would we be without our Board members, volunteers, individual donors and corporate sponsors? These wonderful people make it all possible.

Whatever the size of the gift, we deeply appreciate the generosity of our donors, whether from individuals, foundations or companies. Legacy donors, monthly donors, planned giving donors, one-time donors, transformational donors, donors to all different departments, events and priorities – YOU are the reason we can power healthcare innovation, research, and exceptional patient care. YOU are helping patients to survive and thrive. YOU are making a difference.
Our Board members generously give their time and resources to raise funds for the JGH. From matching donations for the Annual Giving campaigns, to sitting on a range of different committees, they put in remarkable effort to help us achieve our mission.
From surgeons and nurses to housekeeping and security, the work of all the JGH’s staff impacts the mission of the hospital. We are so grateful for the employees who keep the Hospital running 24/7, while we at the JGH Foundation focus on our work: raising funds to support them in innovating, researching, and caring for patients.


We are proud to support the JGH and the senior leaders of our regional health network, the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, in their ambition to push the boundaries of what is possible in digital healthcare. There are a lot of achievements to be grateful for, namely:

The Command Centre’s real-time data, advanced technology and predictive software work together to create a 360° view of activities that span our network. We couldn’t be more grateful to the donors who help fund this major innovation in how care is managed.
Eligible JGH patients are now receiving hospital care at home via digital technology. Their home becomes a virtual ward, where vital signs and other aspects of their recovery are regularly and remotely monitored by a hospital care team. It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our donors, and we are so thankful for this innovative program!
The Connected Health Record is a massive multi-year project that spans the JGH and our network. Once launched, the technology will enable staff to obtain updated information about each user quickly and easily on a single digital platform. We are grateful for the transformational funding we have raised to date from donors and look forward to putting this high-priority project in motion as we continue to raise funds for this next-generation initiative!
OROT is a kind of matchmaker that connects private-sector entrepreneurs with public-sector healthcare experts. By forging connections and acting as a catalyst for innovation, OROT is helping bring to reality various healthcare products and services, including software and devices. Donors made this JGH-based program possible, and we’re grateful.


Research is critical to advancing knowledge, and without the right equipment it’s impossible to meet the highest standards of patient care. We are grateful for the groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art equipment at the JGH.

So much of the research that took place in 2022 at the JGH’s Lady Davis Institute was funded by the generosity of donors. Donors are continuing to allow the JGH to become a world leader in radiation therapy for rectal cancer, to innovate in lymphoma research, in infectious diseases, and in COVID-19, to name a few.
With state-of-the-art equipment, almost anything is possible. We are grateful for the game-changing resources that hospital staff are using in 2022 with the help of donor funds. These include the Da Vinci robots, the Rosa Robot, and a new form of technology that could be a game-changer in the fight against cancer. Clinical trials of this potentially revolutionary cancer-fighting treatment—the only one of its kind in the world—are expected to begin shortly in a newly constructed laboratory that has been launched at the JGH. Have we mentioned how grateful we are?


We’re constantly striving to be the best we can be, both at the Foundation and the Hospital. Whatever distinctions we receive, we know the credit belongs wholly to JGH staff – and our generous donors.

We were so honoured when the JGH was recognized in 2022 by Newsweek magazine on its list of World’s Best Hospitals for the 4th consecutive year. “These results would not have been possible, if not for the commitment, professionalism and compassion of every member of staff in numerous clinical and non-clinical fields,” said Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

There you have it. We are extraordinarily appreciative of all that we have accomplished in 2022 – and we couldn’t have done it without your precious support.