Dr. David Rosenblatt
June 2018Milestones

Career award for Dr. David Rosenblatt

Dr. David Rosenblatt, JGH Chief of Medical Genetics, has received the 2018 Founders’Award for Career Achievement from the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

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Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.

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Michael Flinker (left) and Jean-Luc Trahan, prostate cancer survivors, with the type of console used in the robotic surgery that they believe saved their lives.
June 2018News

Robotics eliminating surgical risks for the elderly and obese

Robot-assisted surgery has become so effective that, figuratively speaking, it transforms elderly and obese patients into younger, slimmer individuals with lower surgical risks, a national conference at the JGH has been told.

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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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Bram Freedman
May 2018News

Bram Freedman to succeed Myer Bick as head of JGH Foundation

Bram Freedman, a senior administrator for fund-raising at Concordia University, has been chosen to succeed Myer Bick, who is retiring after 17 years as President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.

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Toula Trihas, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Services Directorate, with her 2017 Quebec Interprofessional Council Merit Award.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2018

Provincial honour for JGH respiratory therapist

Toula Trihas, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Services Directorate of the CIUSSS, has received the 2017 Quebec Interprofessional Council’s Merit Award.

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As Zane Burko plays guitar for an appreciative patient, Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni (right) watches the JGH event, which he organized. Accompanying him from the Shaare Zion Congregation are volunteers (from left) Tamar Durazo-Hernández, Logan Winkler, and Tamar’s father, Julián Durazo-Hernández.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Being a hospital rabbi “is not a job, it’s a way of life”

Special visits and entertainment to boost morale are among the events that Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni, the hospital’s Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor, is bringing to increasing numbers of patients throughout the JGH.

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Rabbia Akhtar-Tariq, a student volunteer in Medical-Surgical Intensive Care, assists a patient’s family member into the unit.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Student volunteers embrace emotional intensity of Intensive Care

A McGill University psychology student who volunteered in the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit was introduced to a patient who ended up making a lasting impression on her.

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Martine Gagnon (left), Nursing Education Consultant in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Pina D’Orve, Social Worker in the unit, display a pillow with the imprint of a deceased patient’s hand, as requested by the patient’s family.
Feature articlesMay 2018

A heartfelt memento for grieving families

At the request of family members, staff of the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit can create a special memento—a heart-shaped pillow bearing the painted imprint of the hand of a loved one who has passed away while in the hospital.

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Anxiety
April 2018Health tips

Fighting the debilitating effects of anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction that motivates people to respond to a problem, but can interfere with daily activities, work and interpersonal relations, and it can contribute to illness.

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