To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Foch Hospital Foundation, an exhibition is being held from 27 June to 29 September at the Social and Urban History Museum of Suresnes.
The Foundation was created thanks to Justin Godart, a lawyer and MP and the former Minister of Health, and Bernard Flursheim, who changed the face of the American Red Cross in France. These two men were able to get generous sponsors on board with a large-scale project, including the Ladies’ Committee of the Foundation, chaired by Ms Foch and which included Ms Consuelo Balsan and Ms Winnarette among its members.
These women philanthropists rallied together to set up an ambitious fundraising campaign. It is thanks to their commitment that this hospital for everyone was built and inaugurated in 1937, putting its patients’ well-being at the heart of everything it does.
Today, the l’Foch Hospital stands out in the Ile-de-France landscape for the quality of the services it delivers, for its high level of multidisciplinary care and for its welcoming nature, making it one of the most efficient, private, non-profit hospitals in France.
Discover the hospital’s journey through the sculptures, documents, old photographs and scientific equipment that you can find at this exhibition at the Social and Urban History Museum.
Lots more events are coming up, on the agenda:
- A lecture given by Mr Balsan on 12 September at the Social and Urban History Museum
- Exhibition tours
- A tour of the Balsan Pavilion as part of the European Heritage Days. Click here for more information.