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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In the Emergency Department’s Psychiatry lounge, Dr. Judy Glass (right) chats with Emergency Psychiatry Nurse Johane Celestin.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Easing tensions in new Emergency Psychiatry area

Chalk up another benefit of the Emergency Department’s move to new facilities in Pavilion K: The number of Code Whites—the designation for a violent incident—has declined among emergency psychiatry patients.

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Allen Rubin, President of the JGH Board of Governors
Fall 2014Feature articles

Allen F. Rubin becomes JGH President

In 2001, life took an unexpected turn for Allen Rubin. For well over a decade, he had found great satisfaction in raising funds and sitting on the boards of various local organizations and institutions. But the moment his participation in the JGH began, he knew he had arrived somewhere special.

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Rick Dubrovsky
Fall 2014Feature articles

JGH’s achievements under Rick Dubrovsky’s leadership

In stepping down as JGH President, Rick Dubrovsky has completed a three-year term—2011 to 2014, one year longer than customary—that provided continuity of leadership in 2013 when Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg succeeded Dr. Hartley Stern as Executive Director.

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Dr. David Zukor, JGH Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, shows Stephen Leopold the type of implant that was used in the hip-replacement surgery that proved to be such a positive experience for him.
Fall 2014Feature articles

Taking compassionate care to the next level

Imagine that you’ve decided to visit a restaurant where the food is said to be superb. And the moment you take your first bite, you’re in gastronomic heaven! Yet, when the evening is over, you vow never to return.

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With her cancer in remission, Mei-Lin Yee gets a follow-up examination from her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Panasci.
Fall 2014Feature articles

From Orthopedics to Oncology, the human touch makes all the difference

Left hip versus right hip: That’s all it takes for Stephen Leopold to recall, with conflicting feelings of pain and delight, what can transform a patient experience from excruciating (at an American hospital) to exceptional (at the Jewish General Hospital).

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Feature articles
Fall 2014Feature articles

When the patient experience ends in disappointment

It seemed almost like a scene out of a suspense film—except that for Shirley Freedman Rapoport, her feelings of insecurity, isolation and vulnerability were frighteningly real.

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