One of the novel aspects of the 2015 JGH Mini-Med School was the staged reading of a play, written and directed by Terry Griffin-Burman, with musical accompaniment by cellist Rachel Burman. The production, about the emotional ups and downs of the elderly, starred (from left) Pasquale DeBlasio, Dan Delaney, Patricia Delaney, Sheila Moriarity and Nancy Cree.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Harbouring radical ideas is vastly different from radicalization, psychiatrist explains

Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Gale “Goldie” Ostroff (right) discusses her artistic technique with JGH Occupational Therapist Andrea Blanar.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Rediscovering life’s skills
with brushes, paint and pens

Art has been removed from the clinical setting and turned into a catalyst for developing skills—such as problem-solving, organizing one’s work and being open to criticism—that help in grappling with the day-to-day demands of life.

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A client arrives at the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre in a minivan that he owns and drives. The vehicle was adapted to his needs, based on an assessment by the team in the Driving Evaluation and Vehicle Adaptation Program at Constance-Lethbridge, which is now in the same west-central healthcare network as the JGH.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Clearing the air about Bill 10

The most extensive overhaul of Quebec’s healthcare system in recent memory has left some frayed nerves in its wake. That’s why JGH leaders are suggesting that those with a connection to the hospital take a calm, clear-eyed look at the new legislation.

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Myer Bick
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Donors reassured about continued vitality of JGH identity and legacy

Despite the changes to Quebec’s public healthcare system, the unique JGH identity and characteristics that have earned the loyalty and support of generations of donors are firmly in place, says Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.

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Lyse Hubert, a respiratory patient, is assisted by nurse Della Rous at the Mount Sinai Hospital, located in the new west-central healthcare network to which the JGH now belongs.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

JGH protected in new healthcare law,
say former hospital leaders

Now that the reorganization of Quebec’s public healthcare system is under way, former Presidents of the Jewish General Hospital are reassuring the hospital’s supporters that the JGH is protected by special measures in the new legislation.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg heads
new west-central CIUSSS

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, who served as Executive Director of the JGH from late 2013 until March 31 of this year, has been appointed President-Director General of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

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Dr. Howard Chertkow joins dignitaries at a JGH press conference in the Block Amphitheatre to announce the launch of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Research initiative offers new hope
for progress against dementias

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in collaboration with a network of public and private partners, has established a Canada-wide network of researchers—with headquarters in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH—to tackle dementia and related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

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A sutured incision in a patient’s eyebrow indicates the point where the neurosurgeon’s instruments entered the skull to remove a tumour. In the radiological image, the lighter area near the top right shows the area from which the tumour was removed.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Brain tumours removed
through eyebrow incision

The eyebrow—and a small section of the bone behind it—has become the latest point of entry in reaching and removing brain tumours.

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Dr. Stephanie Klam (left) and Nurse Clinician Linda Joyce review a patient’s ultrasound results.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Upgrading care during first-trimester pregnancy

Specialized help is available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, whose focus is on providing treatment, advice and support to women who have a wide range of concerns, but no health care provider to turn to during the first trimester.

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