JGH History: 1950s
- The JGH School of Nursing opens and remains in operation until 1972. The Women's Auxiliary helps trainees in furnishing the student residence and by contributing to the building fund.
- A radio-isotope laboratory is established.
- The Women's Auxiliary becomes a founding member of the Quebec Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.
- A Medical Director is appointed.
- The new west wing is constructed.
- The Volunteer Services Department is opened to recruit volunteers for the hospital. This department is largely based on the pioneering efforts of the Women's Auxiliary in the 1940s.
- A special research fund is established.
- The Department of Electroencephalography and the Endocrine Clinic, Renal Lithiasis Unit, Diabetic Day Centre, Psychiatry Day Centre and Geriatric Clinic are established.
- The Cobalt teletherapy unit goes into use.
- The seventh and eighth floors are added to the west wing.
- The cardiac, pulmonary and renal laboratories go into operation.
- The diagnostic centre and low-vision eye clinic are established.