Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hôtel Dieu of Quebec

Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Hotel Dieu & Cemetery

L'Hôtel Dieu, founded by three Augustinian nuns in 1639, was the first hospital in Canada and is the oldest hospital in North America outside of Mexico.    It continued to be administered by the Augustinian order until 1962.

L'Hôtel Dieu 1877

Today the Hotel-Dieu of Québec continues to operate as part of a network of three teaching hospitals and several specialized institutions.

(Photo credits:  Hôtel-Dieu de Québec & Library and Archives Canada)

1 comment:

Chelli said...

Hey, I also am researching my French Canadian roots! I read somewhere that all French Canadians today can trace their roots back to the first 3,000-5,000 habitants. Interesting!