Dr. Susan Mitchell with Dr. Ruby Friedman, JGH Director of Geriatrics
NewsNovember 2019

Maximizing comfort for individuals with advanced dementia

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.

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Drapeau
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Mayor Jean Drapeau pays a visit

In March 1984, Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau unveiled a plaque marking the 50th anniversary of the Jewish General Hospital.

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Dr. Gerald Batist at the awards ceremony of the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.
November 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Gerald Batist honoured by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

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.

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In her winning photo in the “A Shot of Happiness” competition, Vidette Uon, a nurse at Info-Santé, captured the twinkling Montreal skyline at sunset this past August. Its focal point is the enormous, illuminated Tower of Song mural, which covers the side of one building as a tribute to the late singer-composer, Leonard Cohen.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2019

Summer pictures turn up the heat in staff photo competition

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.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO, at the fourth annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2019

Future of care envisioned as a balance between technology and emotion

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.

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Dr. Cécile Rousseau (left) and Dr. Carmen Loiselle
MilestonesNovember 2019

Two researchers elected to Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

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.

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Dr. Samuel O. Freedman
85th Anniversary - ArchivesNovember 2019

From the archives: Dr. Samuel O. Freedman, a pioneering researcher

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.

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In a JGH operating room, Dr. Robert Karanofsky (left) provides dental treatment to Naomie Joseph-Dandurand, who is under general anesthesia. Working with him are team members Dr. Estelle Azzi (centre), a dental resident, and Dushyanthi Alagaraju, a dental assistant.
November 2019Spotlight feature

When a patient just can’t sit still, what’s a dentist to do?

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.

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Princess
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Visit from a princess

During the early 1940s, the JGH Auxiliary’s Honourary Patroness was Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who was the wife of Canada’s Governor-General, the Earl of Athlone.

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Alan Maislin
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2019

Alan Maislin reappointed CIUSSS Board President

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.

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