The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

 

Spotlight feature

In 1968, ground is broken to start construction of the ICFP. Leading the ceremony are (from left) Samuel Steinberg, President of the JGH Board of Directors; Dr. William Slatkoff, JGH Executive Director; Allan Bronfman, founding President of the Board of Directors; Bernard Bloomfield, community leader and philanthropist; and Dr. Henry Kravitz, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry.
August 2019Spotlight feature

ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline

The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.

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News

Composite photo of Dr. Jeff Golan performing a spinal endoscopy. Above, he manipulates an ultra-thin surgical tool that has been inserted through a very narrow metal tube into the patient’s spine. Below, Dr. Golan watches a pair of screens that show two x ray views of the spine (at left and centre) and real-time video of the impact of his tiny tool on spinal tissue.
August 2019News

JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery

A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.

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Feature articles

HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Michael Pollak (second from left) attends the launch of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team with (from left) co-leader Dr. Nahum Sonenberg; Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Suzanne Fortier, Principal of McGill University.
August 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Michael Pollak to co-lead Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been chosen to serve as one of two leaders of a new Canada-wide team, aimed at translating fundamental research about breast cancer into effective treatment options for patients.

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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

Residence
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home for JGH nurses

Working as a JGH nurse in the mid- to late 1930s was a challenge for all sorts of reasons. But even relaxing away from the workplace was no great comfort.

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Health tips

Questions about disposing of your medication can be answered by your local pharmacist, such as those in the Proxim outlet at the Jewish General Hospital.
August 2019Health tips

Don’t just flush your old medications – dispose of them properly

If you haven’t organized your medicine cabinet in a while, don’t delay; your expired or unused drugs need to go. Opioid abuse can occur in homes where unused drugs are discovered and consumed by children.

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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

Two “graduates” of The JGH Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students, Dr. Allan Lisbona (left) and Dr. Jamie Rappaport, embarked on careers in medicine and now occupy senior positions at the JGH.
AuxiliaryJanuary 2019

Demystifying medicine for high school students

Aren’t those teenagers at the JGH awfully young to be medical trainees? Actually, they’re high schoolers in the Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students. Here’s what some notable HOPS “graduates” have been doing lately.

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