Olivia Frank, a student volunteer in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, writes an entry in the ICU diary of Jimmy Plevritis, a family member whose father was a patient in the unit.
Feature articlesMarch 2019

“Dear diary: The situation is still serious, but there’s hope … ”

Intensive Care, where patients’ condition is critical, is an unlikely place to keep a diary. But volunteers with the ICU Diaries Project are giving JGH patients and relatives an emotional outlet and a way of look back through smiles or tears.

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Present at the ceremony to finalize the purchase of property from Les Soeurs de Sainte-Croix were (from left) Sister Annette Legault, JGH Executive Director Henri Elbaz, Sister Thérèse Lefrançois and JGH President Stanley K. Plotnick.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMarch 2019

From the archives: JGH acquires property of Les Soeurs de Sainte-Croix

The expansion that the JGH has undergone during the first two decades of the 21st century would not have been possible without a pivotal event that took place on February 1, 2005: the purchase of land and buildings from Les Soeurs de St. Croix.

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Dr. Walter Gotlieb
March 2019Milestones

Appointment of two new medical chiefs

Dr. Walter Gotlieb has been appointed Chief of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Christine Florakas has been named Chief of the hospital’s Department of Family Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg attends the launch of the HIV/AIDS Bio-containment Laboratory in 2007.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesMarch 2019

From the archives: Dr. Mark Wainberg, HIV/AIDS pioneer, opens ultra-secure JGH lab

Testing and research into HIV/AIDS took a major step forward in June 2007 with the inauguration of a $5 million HIV/AIDS Bio-containment Laboratory whose development was spearheaded by research pioneer Dr. Mark Wainberg.

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Top Employer
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMarch 2019

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal named one of Montreal’s Top Employers

Nearly four years after CIUSSS West-Central Montreal came into existence, it has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers. This makes it one of only about 50 organizations in Montreal—and the only CIUSSS in Quebec—to have been singled out in this way.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesMarch 2019

From our archives: “Hello, I’d like to place a call to a world that no longer exists”

During the 20th century, when digital telecommunication was still undreamt-of, the JGH relied on platoons of patient, quick-thinking switchboard operators to ensure that thousands of daily phone calls were properly routed.

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