Feature articlesJuly 2019

Special-needs volunteers at the JGH gain as much as they give

Special-needs visitors from the Friendship Circle are now regularly bringing flowers and smiles to JGH patients and staff. They learn that they can give of themselves as volunteers, in addition to being the recipients of guidance and support.

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By fall 1968, construction of the framework of the Lady Davis Institute was under way, with the facility on schedule to open the following year. Also being built at that time was the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (at rear, to the left), which was launched in 1969.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Lady Davis Institute opens at the JGH in 1969

In 1969, the Lady Davis Institute opened at the JGH and went on to become one of Quebec’s leading facilities for medical research.

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Ossana Zeitounian, seamstress extraordinaire, in 2009 with a few of the dozens of dolls for which she sewed healthcare related uniforms.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: The JGH’s best dressed team of tiny healthcare staff

Members of the JGH’s best dressed healthcare team—more than 100 strong—are just 15 to 30 centimetres tall and are based in a pair of display cases in the first-floor passageway between Pavilions C and G.

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Mayor Gérald Tremblay (second from left) releases a butterfly, to the delight of (from left) JGH Executive Director Henri Elbaz, Sheila Kussner and Joey Adler.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre soars on butterfly wings

Butterflies, Hope & Cope’s uplifting symbol, took to the air by the dozens on July 3, 2007, at the climax of inaugural ceremonies for the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Farmland
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Health care … and farming

In the 1930s, the JGH used the extra land around the hospital to grow its own vegetables, which were often harvested using horses and a wagon.

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In the JGH Emergency Department, Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre, in lab coat) discusses the activities of the Rapid Assessment Zone with Danielle McCann (centre, in glasses).
June 2019News

Health minister focuses on emergency services and infection prevention in JGH tour

Coping with the high volume of emergency patients and preventing the spread of infection were the focus of attention on June 25 during a visit to the JGH by Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services.

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Brochure published by the Herzl Health Centre in the 1960s.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: The JGH merges with its predecessor in family medicine

For more than 60 years, countless numbers of patients received vital health care in what was originally known as the Herzl Dispensary. But by the mid-1970s, its time as an independent facility was at an end, as a result of its merger with the JGH.

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Bracelet
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Bracelets for newborns

During the JGH’s early years, newborn babies were sometimes identified by bracelets whose lettered beads were strung by nursery staff.

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Dr. Justin Cross
June 2019Spotlight feature

Dr. Justin Cross to oversee bold, new wave of digital technology

Dr. Justin Cross has been appointed Chief Digital Health Officer, the first to hold this position in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. He will plan the network’s bold digital strategy and will implement new technology to improve quality and convenience for users and staff.

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Bryan Highbloom (right), founder of the JGH Jazz Festival, performs at the festival with Dr. Wendajam and his Traveling Medicine Show on June 12.
June 2019News

Gala 20th year of concerts that heal in the JGH Jazz Festival

Music soared across the grounds and through the corridors of the JGH again this June, as the JGH Jazz Festival celebrated its gala 20th year of entertaining patients, visitors and staff.

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