When those with advanced dementia are receiving care that’s meant to maximize comfort, what should be avoided? Transferring them to a hospital, tube-feeding them, and testing or treating them for a bacterial infection, a U.S. geriatrics expert has told a JGH audience.
In March 1984, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau unveiled a plaque marking the 50th anniversary of the Jewish General Hospital.
Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and Deputy Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2019 Award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.
Congratulations to this year’s winners of “A Shot of Happiness,” the photo contest for staff of our CIUSSS, on the theme of “The Rhythm of Summer in Montreal.” Pictures by 55 employees from 15 facilities competed for the top three spots and two honourable mentions.
Health care and social services are being improved by balancing innovative digital technology with an individual’s need for compassion and respect, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, said at the healthcare network’s Public Information Meeting.
Two LDI researchers have been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Carmen Loiselle is Co-Director (Academic) of the Segal Cancer Centre. Dr. Cécile Rousseau’s career is dedicated to understanding the effects of organized violence on children and families.
Extensive growth was among the most notable features in the term of Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, who served as Director of the Lady Davis Institute from 1991 to 2000. Under his stewardship, the LDI emerged as one of Quebec’s premier medical research facilities.
When a physical condition (like cerebral palsy) or developmental disorder (like autism) makes regular dentistry impossible, adult patients at the JGH are fully anesthetized and treated in an operating room.
Alan Maislin has had his term renewed as President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal until September 2022. He says he is honoured by the reappointment and is looking forward to continuing the important work of the Board.