Jewish General gets go-ahead for $53.4 million expansion
MONTREAL – The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General
Hospital (JGH) has announced a $53.4 million expansion in infrastructure
for cardiology, cancer care and dialysis services.
The hospital will
add several new floors to the existing building of Pavilion E. The
announcement was made earlier in July by Philippe Couillard, Quebec
minister of health and social services.
Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall and will provide
desperately needed space for the hospital's burgeoning clinical and
research programs. In addition, it will infuse and energize developing
clinical programs in cancer care and cardiology with concrete physical
attributes. The expansion will consist of 6 1/2 floors, three for
clinical care, two for research, and one and a half for mechanical
The Nephrology department will also expand in order to alleviate the
shortage of services for dialysis patients. Currently, the department
has 15 permanent dialysis stations with 3 overflow stations. Twelve more
stations will soon be added, 6 of which will be in operation before the
winter, which will allow the department to treat new patients.
"This expansion will allow the hospital to continue its reputation for
providing avant-garde, first-rate, humane and compassionate care that is
centred on the needs of patients and their families," said hospital
president Stanley K. Plotnick.
"We are grateful to the Quebec government for approving this expansion,"
said executive director Henri Elbaz. "We look forward to alleviating
serious space deficits in many areas and enhancing our research
This expansion is the result of a unique partnership between the
government, the hospital and devoted and generous donors from the
private sector. The lead donors for this expansion are Leanor and Alvin
Segal and family.
The Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital is an acute care
McGill University teaching hospital with 637 beds, serving patients from
across the province of Quebec and beyond. Celebrating 70 years of
service, the hospital is committed to the highest standards of patient
care, teaching and research, and has earned a reputation for excellence
in many clinical specialities such as Cardiology, Neonatology, Family
Medicine, Oncology and Emergency Medicine, among many others.