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The Hôtel-Dieu de Québec, founded in 1639, is one of the oldest active hospitals in North America. The institution is recognized for its historical role in the field of healthcare in Quebec.
The Hôtel-Dieu de Québec was founded by the French nun Marie de l'Incarnation and the governor of New France, Samuel de Champlain. The hospital was created with the purpose of providing medical care to French settlers, Indigenous people, and those in need. Over the centuries, the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec has evolved to adapt to the changing needs of the population.
The hospital is located in a historic building that bears witness to its past. The current building was constructed in the 17th century and is considered one of the architectural gems of Quebec City. It was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1984.
The Hôtel-Dieu de Québec is a university hospital center affiliated with Laval University. It offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services, including medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric services. The institution is also recognized for its expertise in the field of medical research.