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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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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Panoram
December 2018Feature articles

One big famiglia: Panoram Italia features article on Italian JGH staff

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.

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Accreditation
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2018

Outstanding score for CIUSSS in Accreditation Canada visit

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.

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Alan Manning, Executive Vice-President of Planetree, addresses CIUSSS directors and senior managers at the Gelber Conference Centre.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2018

Toward a stronger focus on the needs of healthcare users

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.

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Le 15 octobre 1934, une semaine après l’ouverture officielle de l’HGJ, le Dr A. O. Freedman, le grand-père de Bram Freedman, le nouveau président-directeur général de la Fondation de l’HGJ, admettait la première patiente de l’Hôpital. Selon les archives de l’HGJ, la patiente (dont l’identité a été masquée dans la photo ci-dessus), était une femme mariée âgée de 37 ans, native de Roumanie, qui vivait à Montréal depuis 18 ans. Elle a été admise par le biais du Service d’otolaryngologie et hospitalisée pendant deux jours.
December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

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.

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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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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO, at the third annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2018

Person-centred approach foreseen as crucial in evolution of all forms of care

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.

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The winning photo by Lynn Gaumond
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2018

Smile! Presenting the winners in the “Shot of Happiness” contest

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.

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Denis Coderre at the front entrance of the JGH.
Feature articlesNovember 2018

Former Mayor of Montreal is Foundation’s new Ambassador

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.

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