Dr. Michael Pollak
August 2019Milestones

Dr. Michael Pollak named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada. The appointment recognizes the wide range of his work as a clinician, researcher and teacher.

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Quints
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Five times the joy

The JGH made headlines across the continent and as far as Europe in 1992, when the hospital became the first in Quebec where quintuplets were born.

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Questions about disposing of your medication can be answered by your local pharmacist, such as those in the Proxim outlet at the Jewish General Hospital.
August 2019Health tips

Don’t just flush your old medications – dispose of them properly

If you haven’t organized your medicine cabinet in a while, don’t delay; your expired or unused drugs need to go. Opioid abuse can occur in homes where unused drugs are discovered and consumed by children.

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HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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Composite photo of Dr. Jeff Golan performing a spinal endoscopy. Above, he manipulates an ultra-thin surgical tool that has been inserted through a very narrow metal tube into the patient’s spine. Below, Dr. Golan watches a pair of screens that show two x ray views of the spine (at left and centre) and real-time video of the impact of his tiny tool on spinal tissue.
August 2019News

JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery

A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.

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Surgery
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Taking surgery into the future

Within the first decade of its launch, the JGH was already providing patients with the most advanced treatment and the most up-to-date surgical techniques of that era.

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Certificate designating the JGH as a Choosing Wisely Canada hospital.
August 2019News

JGH recognized for eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures

The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.

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In 1968, ground is broken to start construction of the ICFP. Leading the ceremony are (from left) Samuel Steinberg, President of the JGH Board of Directors; Dr. William Slatkoff, JGH Executive Director; Allan Bronfman, founding President of the Board of Directors; Bernard Bloomfield, community leader and philanthropist; and Dr. Henry Kravitz, Chief of the Department of Psychiatry.
August 2019Spotlight feature

ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline

The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.

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By summer 1968, work is well under way to simultaneously erect the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (rear) and the Lady Davis Institute (foreground), both of which opened in 1969. The buildings are separated by Légaré Street, with Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road just past the photo’s left-hand border.
August 2019Spotlight feature

Seeing the psychiatric patient as more than an isolated individual

The name says it all: The Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry has excelled for 50 years by seeing the patient not just as an individual, but as someone with complex ties to family and community, against a backdrop of religion, race and ethnicity.

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Members of Psychiatry staff gather on the steps of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry to commemorate the ICFP’s 50th anniversary.
August 2019Spotlight feature

Celebrating five decades – and more! – of pioneering psychiatric services at the JGH

Congratulations to the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Though psychiatric services were available previously, the launch in 1969 symbolized the growing prestige and influence of the Department of Psychiatry.

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