The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

 

Spotlight feature

During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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News

Celebrating the opening of the Resource and Information Centre in the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry are (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, Chief of Psychiatry; Occupational Therapist Amanda St-Jean; and Chesley Walsh, Coordinator of the Volunteers in Partnership program.
January 2019News

New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services

Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.

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Feature articles

In the Clinical Access Service, Melanie Zwetkow, a Care Counsellor Nurse, meets with Joseph Gluchy to discuss the results of his medical tests.
December 2018Feature articles

New clinic offers fast track for testing and diagnosis of certain conditions

Quicker care for certain medical conditions is now offered by the JGH Clinical Access Service, as an alternative to the Emergency Department. It handles referrals from family doctors whose patients have serious problems that require prompt attention.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Michael Tessler
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Risk of death does not rise during overnight emergency surgery, study reveals

Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.

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First person singular

Nancy Rubin, Director of the JGH Auxiliary, with members of Dr. Clown, Zoé (Michele Sirois) and Frankie (Jean-François Leblanc). The Auxiliary raises funds that enable patients and staff to enjoy the troupe’s therapeutic humour on a weekly basis.
First person singularOctober 2018

It’s worth putting retirement on hold to guide The JGH Auxiliary in helping patients

In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.

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85th Anniversary - Archives

Ice storm
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJanuary 2019

The ice storm of 1998

In January 1998, a massive ice storm paralyzed Montreal and disrupted the supply of electricity for days. The JGH welcomed all who needed help and provided them with cots.

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Health tips

Holiday sweets are something to look forward to, but should be enjoyed in moderation.
December 2018Health tips

Satisfy your sweet tooth with smart selections this holiday season

Watching your weight, but tempted by holiday treats? No problem. With a little planning and willpower, you can still indulge at the sweet table this season. JGH Nutritionist Patricia Urrico offers tips on what it takes to celebrate sensibly.

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Hope & Cope

Danielle Leggett
Hope & CopeMay 2018

Danielle Leggett is Hope & Cope’s new Executive Director

Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.

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Auxiliary

At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.

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