Team spirit at the finish line in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
FoundationSeptember 2015

Community action

Throughout the year, the JGH Foundation hosts or benefits from a wide variety of events that call upon all of us to support initiatives that empower the Jewish General Hospital.

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Auxiliary Co-Presidents Beatrice Lewis (left) and Reisa Lerner behind the counter of The Auxiliary’s Mildred Lande Gift Boutique in the hospital’s main lobby.
AuxiliarySeptember 2015

New Co-Presidents build
on a foundation of friendship

The new Co-Presidents of The JGH Auxiliary have been friends since they were teenagers.

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Reading aloud from notes on her laptop, Laurie Greenspoon (second from left) describes her experiences as a cancer survivor. Paying close attention are other survivors and speakers in the Hope & Cope program, (from left) Leonard Miller, Daniel Opoku and Maude Schiltz.
Hope & CopeSeptember 2015

Survivors look back at cancer
and forward to life

What could easily have descended into introspective regret became, instead, a reclamation of optimism during Hope & Cope’s annual gathering to celebrate the survivors of cancer.

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Marc Renaud, JGH Ophthalmic Technician and Project Manager of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre.
First person singularSeptember 2015

Becoming a man of vision: Finding satisfaction in glaucoma education

No one who knew me at a young age would have believed I’d end up working in a hospital. But here at the JGH, I’m an Ophthalmic Technician, as well as Project Manager of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre

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JGH Quality Program
QualitySeptember 2015

Overwhelming satisfaction for Geriatric Oncology Clinic

In a survey of cancer patients over the age of 65, the JGH’s Geriatric Oncology Clinic has achieved glowing reviews, with a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent or better in response to more than two-thirds of the survey’s 27 questions.

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Proper disinfection of a blood-pressure machine is discussed by (from left) Silvana Perna, Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Control, nurse Debra Hyland, and Luisa Neri of Enviro Services. To minimize the spread of infectious microorganisms, a sign of precautionary instructions hangs over the door, clean gloves and disinfectant wipes are on the wall to the right of the door, and clean gowns are available in the receptacle to the right of the door.
NewsSeptember 2015

C. difficile rates plummet with implementation of preventive measures

A focused commitment to combatting C. difficile at the JGH has led to a steep drop in infection rates, thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by the Department of Nursing.

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Dr. William Foulkes
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Warning against “genetic over-diagnosis” in breast cancer screening

It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.

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During his chemotherapy, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre, and Erin Cook, Head Nurse of Oncolgy.
NewsSeptember 2015

New technology dramatically cuts waiting times for cancer patients

A new electronic scheduler that manages appointments has dramatically cut the time that patients wait before receiving their first chemotherapy session in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.

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Dr. Roberta Shear with a patient.
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Appointments

Dr. Roberta Shear, a member of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000, has been named Director of Obstetrics, the Family Birthing Centre and Obstetrical Ultrasound.

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Household chemicals
Health tipsSeptember 2015

Make your house a “home safe home”

Even with the arrival of great summer weather, we still spend a lot of time indoors. That’s why it’s always the season to make sure our homes are safe and healthy.

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