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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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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A Torah scroll is dedicated to the chapel of the JGH by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, his wife Donna and their son Moshe.
May 2019News

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg and his family dedicate a Torah scroll to the JGH

Amid singing and celebration, as well as a few moments of solemnity, a Torah scroll that has been associated with the family of Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg for at least 80 years was dedicated to the JGH chapel on May 19.

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Newsweek
April 2019News

JGH named among world’s top 100 hospitals

In a survey for Newsweek magazine, the Jewish General Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the world, also placing first in Quebec and fourth among Canadian hospitals.

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Celebrating the opening of the Resource and Information Centre in the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry are (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, Chief of Psychiatry; Occupational Therapist Amanda St-Jean; and Chesley Walsh, Coordinator of the Volunteers in Partnership program.
January 2019News

New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services

Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.

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Le 15 octobre 1934, une semaine après l’ouverture officielle de l’HGJ, le Dr A. O. Freedman, le grand-père de Bram Freedman, le nouveau président-directeur général de la Fondation de l’HGJ, admettait la première patiente de l’Hôpital. Selon les archives de l’HGJ, la patiente (dont l’identité a été masquée dans la photo ci-dessus), était une femme mariée âgée de 37 ans, native de Roumanie, qui vivait à Montréal depuis 18 ans. Elle a été admise par le biais du Service d’otolaryngologie et hospitalisée pendant deux jours.
December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.

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NewsOctober 2018

New head of JGH Foundation seeks expanded opportunities

Bram Freedman has become the new President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, making him the third generation of his family to include the JGH a key element in his career.

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Erica Feininger baked a cake topped with a tick made of marzipan to thank Dr. Marty Teltscher for treating her Lyme disease at the JGH.
NewsOctober 2018

Rare JGH diagnosis of Lyme disease in woman who had not left Montreal

The JGH’s Infectious Diseases Clinic has made a rare diagnosis of a case of Lyme disease in someone who had not left the island of Montreal in the previous three months.

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Dr. Marc Afilalo in the green pod of the JGH Emergency Department. The doors along the rear wall open into patients’ rooms.
NewsSeptember 2018

JGH Chief to head McGill’s new Provisional Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Marc Afilalo, Chief of the JGH Emergency Department, has been appointed the inaugural Chair of the newly established Provisional Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill University.

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Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.

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