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85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Samuel S. Cohen, founding Executive Director

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.

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Jeannette Singerman, a volunteer in Palliative Care, shows a package of rose-shaped soaps to patient Leah Pasechnick, who chose to present them as a gift to a loved one.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Palliative Care volunteers give the gift of gift-giving at the JGH

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.

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At a 2006 press conference to inaugurate the Segal Cancer Centre, among those who signed a declaration to support the battle against cancer were (from left) Philippe Couillard, Minister of Health and Social Services; Leanor Segal; philanthropist Alvin Segal; Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal; and Henri Elbaz, JGH Executive Director.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Segal Cancer Centre is launched to deliver comprehensive cancer care

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.

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Marc Renaud, JGH Ophthalmic Technician and Project Manager of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre.
February 2019Milestones

JGH ophthalmic technician honoured for promoting glaucoma awareness

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.

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Richard Auclair, a geriatrics patient at the JGH, gives a treat to Zodiak, a pet therapy dog that is accompanied by its owner, Véronique Binette.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Making the rounds with man’s – and woman’s and patient’s and employee’s – best friend

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.

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