85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Building the JGH, brick by brick

Once the campaign to build the JGH kicked off in 1929, members of the Jewish community flocked to support the project.

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At a team meeting to discuss medication in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Nurse Kamylle Martin (right) works at her medication cart, while conferring with (from right) Pharmacist Helen Mantzanis and medical student Ellen Dunbar-Lavoie (each using a work-station on wheels), and Dr. Judith Therrien.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety

Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.

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Moments before an operation gets under way in 2010, nurse Anna Pevreal asks Dr. Leonard Rosen (second from right) and members of the surgical team the questions on the JGH Surgical Safety Checklist. Their responses determine that the patient’s medical needs have been met and the operation can proceed safely.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: How a few simple questions have made surgery safer

In 2009, the value of a surgical checklist was confirmed in research by the World Health Organization. In response, the JGH joined the growing ranks of leading hospitals around the world in 2010 by making systematic safety checks mandatory in all types of surgery.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Why are there sinks in some administrative offices in Pavilion A?

Drop into one of the older administrative offices in Pavilion A, and you’ll find it outfitted with a desk, computer, bookshelves—and a sink.

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