Foundations is an on-line publication of the Catholic Hospitals Digital History Books Collection. When a history book or booklet of a Catholic hospital or nursing school has not been produced Foundations seeks to provide basic historical information and dates of the organization and the ministry of the hospital. It also provides an opportunity to explore the historical contributions of Catholic hospitals in a Canadian community and Catholic health care in the Canadian context.

Often organizations or congregations have historical articles or unpublished histories about a Catholic hospital in their archives. Sometimes these were distributed widely within the organization or religious community but no wider. Such articles and summaries can provide an excellent basis and starting point for a Foundations article. Working with the organization or archivist of the congregation, the editor is willing to create and illustrate an article for the Foundations journal.

Foundations editor: Greg J. Humbert

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Foundations # 1

The Chinese Hospital. Montreal Chinese Hospital (Montreal), St. Joseph Oriental Hospital (Vancouver) and Mount St. Joseph Hospital (Vancouver).Written by by Huguette Turcotte. A reprint of an article originally published under the title “Hospitals for Chinese in Canada: Montreal (1918) and Vancouver (1921)” in the Canadian Catholic Historical Association Historical Studies, vol. 70 (2004) pages 131·142. Foundations, # 1, (13 pages with illustrations) 2018.

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Foundations # 2

St. John's Hospital History, Edson Alberta. A reprint of an article originally published in 1992 by the Sisters of Service Archives. Foundations #2, (8 pages with illustrations) 2018.

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Fiundations # 3

Our Lady’s Hospital History, Vilna Alberta. A reprint of an article originally published in 1992 by the Sisters of Service Archives. Foundations #3, (8 pages with illustrations) 2018.

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Foundations # 4

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Radway, Alberta. To Commemorate 53 Years of Service by the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception Radway Hall ~ April 18th, 1980. Foundations # 4, (11 pages with illustrations) 2018.

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Foundations # 5

St. Ann’s Hospital Tobique, New Brunswick. Embers" from the archives Maliseet Indian Village, Tobique, New Brunswick St. Ann’s Hospital and Teacherage 1928 – 1981. Foundations # 5 (8 pages with illustrations) 2018.

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Foundations # 6

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Little Current, Ontario. Foundations, #6, written by Greg J. Humbert (14 pages with illustrations) 2019.

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Foundations # 7

St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elliot Lake, Ontario. 60 Years of Service and Reaching Out: 1959-2019, . Foundations, #7, written by Greg J. Humbert (14 pages with illustrations) 2019.

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Foundations # 8

The Halifax Infirmary. Competence and compassion: A history of the Halifax Infirmary, by Mike Wong MD. (10 pages with illustrations). This article was originally published in the Dalhousie Medical Journal • Fall 2017• Volume 44, Number 1. Reprinted with the permission of the author. Foundations, #8

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Foundations # 9

St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Blind River, Ontario.Community Based Health Care. Foundations, #9. by Greg J. Humbert. (18 pages with illustrations) 2020.St. Joseph’s General Hospital, Blind River, Ontario.Community Based Health Care. Foundations, #9. by Greg J. Humbert. (18 pages with illustrations) 2020.

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Foundations # 10

The Mattawa Health Hub: A Vision of Community Care Becomes a Reality. The History of Mattawa Hospital and Algonquin Nursing Home Mattawa, Ontario. by Greg J. Humbert (Foundations # 10) 70 pages with illustrations. November 2021.

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