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.
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.
One big, happy famiglia: The latest edition of Panoram Italia magazine shines the spotlight on Italian employees at the JGH, many of whose faces and comments are featured in a four-page spread about the family feeling at the hospital.
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has achieved a nearly perfect score in a preliminary report from Accreditation Canada. The healthcare network was commended for the quality of its person-centred care and for attention to safety by all members of staff.
Among the top priorities for all healthcare professionals is “to build the opportunities for patients to feel respected, heard and included,” says a top executive of Planetree International, a global organization that CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has joined.
Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.
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.
Person-centred care, in which the healthcare user’s perspective is crucial to high-quality care, will assume increasing importance in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, members of the public were told at the network’s third annual Public Information Meeting.
Congratulations to the three winners and two runners-up in the second annual edition of “A Shot of Happiness”, a photography contest for staff of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. Entrants were asked to submit photos on a four-seasons theme.
Denis Coderre, Montreal’s former mayor, has found a new calling: He has joined the JGH Foundation as Ambassador, drawing on his experience and political savvy to provide advice and help open doors to a broader and more varied pool of potential donors.