As the founding Executive Director of the fledgling JGH, Samuel S. Cohen (1900-2000) helpe transform a small, local healthcare institution—geared largely to serving the Jewish community—into a major university teaching hospital.
It’s better to give than receive, but what if illness makes gift-giving impossible? In Palliative Care at the JGH, a volunteer program run by Hope & Cope enables patients to choose from a variety of donated gifts that they can present to their loved ones.
In 2006, Health and Social Services Minister Philippe Couillard visited the newly completed Segal Cancer Centre to express his admiration for the JGH’s leadership in providing patients with a fully integrated system of cancer treatment and care.
Marc Renaud, an Ophthalmic Technician at the JGH, has been honoured by the Association of Multidisciplinary Councils of Quebec for his dedication in raising awareness about glaucoma world-wide.
Pet therapy is back at the JGH, with dogs like Zodiak regularly visiting patients to provide comfort and reduce stress. The specially certified dogs are also a hit among staff who look forward to his visits.