Feature articlesJuly 2019

Special-needs volunteers at the JGH gain as much as they give

Special-needs visitors from the Friendship Circle are now regularly bringing flowers and smiles to JGH patients and staff. They learn that they can give of themselves as volunteers, in addition to being the recipients of guidance and support.

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By fall 1968, construction of the framework of the Lady Davis Institute was under way, with the facility on schedule to open the following year. Also being built at that time was the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (at rear, to the left), which was launched in 1969.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Lady Davis Institute opens at the JGH in 1969

In 1969, the Lady Davis Institute opened at the JGH and went on to become one of Quebec’s leading facilities for medical research.

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Ossana Zeitounian, seamstress extraordinaire, in 2009 with a few of the dozens of dolls for which she sewed healthcare related uniforms.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: The JGH’s best dressed team of tiny healthcare staff

Members of the JGH’s best dressed healthcare team—more than 100 strong—are just 15 to 30 centimetres tall and are based in a pair of display cases in the first-floor passageway between Pavilions C and G.

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Mayor Gérald Tremblay (second from left) releases a butterfly, to the delight of (from left) JGH Executive Director Henri Elbaz, Sheila Kussner and Joey Adler.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre soars on butterfly wings

Butterflies, Hope & Cope’s uplifting symbol, took to the air by the dozens on July 3, 2007, at the climax of inaugural ceremonies for the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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