In 1972, Dr. Joseph Portnoy and Nurse Linda Cohen discuss the hospital’s new Social Diseases Clinic.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: JGH at forefront in treating social diseases

Responding to a marked increase in the incidence of venereal disease in the late 1960s and early ’70s, the JGH launched its Social Diseases Clinic in February 1972, the first full-time facility of its kind in a Montreal hospital.

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Admission
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: First patient admitted to the hospital

On October 15, 1934, one week after the JGH officially opened, Dr. A. O. Freedman admitted the first patient to the hospital.

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Joanne Côté, Director of Quality, Innovation, Evaluation, Performance and Clinical Ethics for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, accepts the Innovation team’s certificate from Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (centre), President and CEO of the CIUSSS, and John Whelton, Vice-President of Operations of the Leading Edge Group.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2019

Near-perfect score for CIUSSS in Lean certification

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has bocame the world’s first healthcare network certified as a Lean Centre of Excellence by the Leading Edge Group. This recognizes that the CIUSSS continuously strives to improve services for users of health care and social services.

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Dr. Jean Zigby, Associate Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, chairs a discussion on vaping with panelists (from left) Prof. Prabhat Jha, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Flory Doucas, Co-Director of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control; and Joseph Erban, a Smoking Cessation Counsellor at the JGH.
December 2019News

Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Can vaping help nicotine addicts kick the tobacco habit? Maybe in some cases, says Joseph Erban, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor. But he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, because they haven’t undergone proper testing or quality control.

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Symbols
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: Jewish symbols in unexpected places

Even as it welcomes patients from all backgrounds, the JGH remains proud of its Jewish heritage. Sometimes you’ll even see signs of that legacy peeking out from the most unexpected corners.

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December 2019Health tips

Can our friendly antibiotics become our foes?

Does a sneeze or cough send you reaching for self-prescribed antibiotics? Trying to fight the common cold or flu by taking leftover prescription medication can be dangerous, including adverse interactions with other drugs.

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One of downtown Montreal’s district offices (circa 1929) for the campaign to build the Jewish General Hospital.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesDecember 2019

From the archives: The campaign to build the JGH kicks into high gear

On September 22, 1929, more than 3,000 members of the Jewish community gathered at the Mount Royal Hotel to launch the $1 million campaign to build the JGH.

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