85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Building the JGH, brick by brick

Once the campaign to build the JGH kicked off in 1929, members of the Jewish community flocked to support the project.

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At a team meeting to discuss medication in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Nurse Kamylle Martin (right) works at her medication cart, while conferring with (from right) Pharmacist Helen Mantzanis and medical student Ellen Dunbar-Lavoie (each using a work-station on wheels), and Dr. Judith Therrien.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety

Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.

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Moments before an operation gets under way in 2010, nurse Anna Pevreal asks Dr. Leonard Rosen (second from right) and members of the surgical team the questions on the JGH Surgical Safety Checklist. Their responses determine that the patient’s medical needs have been met and the operation can proceed safely.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: How a few simple questions have made surgery safer

In 2009, the value of a surgical checklist was confirmed in research by the World Health Organization. In response, the JGH joined the growing ranks of leading hospitals around the world in 2010 by making systematic safety checks mandatory in all types of surgery.

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Sink
85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Why are there sinks in some administrative offices in Pavilion A?

Drop into one of the older administrative offices in Pavilion A, and you’ll find it outfitted with a desk, computer, bookshelves—and a sink.

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Weekend
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: A rousing launch for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer

Approximately 3,011 people streamed through the streets of Montreal in August 2005 in the first Weekend to End Breast Cancer, giving a major boost to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre.

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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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Residence
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home for JGH nurses

Working as a JGH nurse in the mid- to late 1930s was a challenge for all sorts of reasons. But even relaxing away from the workplace was no great comfort.

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Dr. Michael Pollak
August 2019Milestones

Dr. Michael Pollak named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada. The appointment recognizes the wide range of his work as a clinician, researcher and teacher.

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Quints
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Five times the joy

The JGH made headlines across the continent and as far as Europe in 1992, when the hospital became the first in Quebec where quintuplets were born.

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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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