JGH History: 1970s
- The hospital begins to participate in the CEGEP system to train nurses, lab technicians, medical record technicians and radiology technicians.
- The JGH School of Nursing closes after 21 years of service, as all training programs for nurses are brought under centralized, provincial jurisdiction.
- Bill 65 restructures the healthcare system and results in creation of the JGH Centre Board to encourage wider community participation in hospital administration.
- The Herzl Health Clinic combines with the JGH to become the Herzl Family Practice Centre.
- The JGH is invited to join the Montreal Joint Hospital Institute, a network of McGill University teaching hospitals.
- On the prompting of the Women's Auxiliary – and, initially, largely at the Auxiliary's expense – the JGH becomes the first hospital in Canada to appoint a patient relations representative (ombudsman).
- The JGH becomes one of the first hospitals in Canada to open a Division of Colorectal Surgery.
- Contracts are signed to formalize the JGH connection to McGill University, Jewish Family Services and the Social Service Centre.
- A new Intensive Care Unit opens.
- The Pollack Neonatal Intensive Care Unit opens.
- A new medical library is established.
- A short-stay unit with 27 beds opens for surgical patients hospitalized 24 to 72 hours.
- In recognition of an unusually generous bequest, the JGH officially changes its name to The Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital.
- A long-term unit with 36 beds is opened to consolidate some hospital services for elderly patients.
- The obstetrical area is renovated to provide intensive-care facilities for high-risk mothers.
- The Birth Room opens as a joint project of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Department of Family Medicine.
- The JGH is designated as a fully affiliated McGill University teaching hospital.
- With funds provided by the Medical Research Foundation, a computerized axial tomography (CT) scanner is installed.
- The Women's Auxiliary officially changes its name to the Auxiliary and welcomes its first male member.