Farmland
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Health care … and farming

In the 1930s, the JGH used the extra land around the hospital to grow its own vegetables, which were often harvested using horses and a wagon.

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In the JGH Emergency Department, Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre, in lab coat) discusses the activities of the Rapid Assessment Zone with Danielle McCann (centre, in glasses).
June 2019News

Health minister focuses on emergency services and infection prevention in JGH tour

Coping with the high volume of emergency patients and preventing the spread of infection were the focus of attention on June 25 during a visit to the JGH by Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services.

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Brochure published by the Herzl Health Centre in the 1960s.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: The JGH merges with its predecessor in family medicine

For more than 60 years, countless numbers of patients received vital health care in what was originally known as the Herzl Dispensary. But by the mid-1970s, its time as an independent facility was at an end, as a result of its merger with the JGH.

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Bracelet
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Bracelets for newborns

During the JGH’s early years, newborn babies were sometimes identified by bracelets whose lettered beads were strung by nursery staff.

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Dr. Justin Cross
June 2019Spotlight feature

Dr. Justin Cross to oversee bold, new wave of digital technology

Dr. Justin Cross has been appointed Chief Digital Health Officer, the first to hold this position in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. He will plan the network’s bold digital strategy and will implement new technology to improve quality and convenience for users and staff.

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Bryan Highbloom (right), founder of the JGH Jazz Festival, performs at the festival with Dr. Wendajam and his Traveling Medicine Show on June 12.
June 2019News

Gala 20th year of concerts that heal in the JGH Jazz Festival

Music soared across the grounds and through the corridors of the JGH again this June, as the JGH Jazz Festival celebrated its gala 20th year of entertaining patients, visitors and staff.

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Members of staff demonstrate the components of the da Vinci Surgical System. During an operation, the patient lies on the surgical table (left), and robotic arms, each equipped with a tiny surgical tool, extend into the patient’s body. The operation is performed by a surgeon at a special console (right) connected to the robot. Surgery is monitored by electronic equipment on a separate cart (centre). During an operation, the robot and its arms—but not the surgeon’s console—are covered in sterile plastic sheeting.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: Introducing … Dr. Robot!

Robot-assisted surgery, the most exciting and revolutionary form of surgery ever performed at the JGH, got under way in December 2007.

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Courses
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJune 2019

From the archives: What every good nurse should know

Page from a promotional booklet in 1955 highlighting the courses offered to students at the JGH School of Nursing.

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