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.
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.
Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.
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.
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.
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.
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.