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

In the lobby of the JGH, a patient is entertained by Jeanette and Frankie, members of Dr. Clown, who are marking 15 years of the organization’s connection to the hospital.
NewsSeptember 2019

What’s so funny? 15 years of uplifting visits by Dr. Clown

Red noses and belly laughs were abundant in the JGH lobby, as Dr. Clown’s zaniest merry-makers marked 15 years of visits to the hospital.

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Feature articles

Lucie Lacroix cradles a set of virtual reality goggles in her lap, while telling Rifka Hanfling about the uplifting emotional experience of taking virtual trips to foreign locales.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Virtual reality transports Palliative Care patients to inspiring, exotic locales

With support from Hope & Cope, the JGH has become the first hospital in Quebec to use virtual reality goggles to boost the spirits of Palliative Care patients by enabling them to “travel” to foreign locales.

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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

85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients

In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.

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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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