Dr. Susan Mitchell with Dr. Ruby Friedman, JGH Director of Geriatrics
NewsNovember 2019

Maximizing comfort for individuals with advanced dementia

When those with advanced dementia are receiving care that’s meant to maximize comfort, what should be avoided? Transferring them to a hospital, tube-feeding them, and testing or treating them for a bacterial infection, a U.S. geriatrics expert has told a JGH audience.

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In the lobby of the JGH, a patient is entertained by Jeanette and Frankie, members of Dr. Clown, who are marking 15 years of the organization’s connection to the hospital.
NewsSeptember 2019

What’s so funny? 15 years of uplifting visits by Dr. Clown

Red noses and belly laughs were abundant in the JGH lobby, as Dr. Clown’s zaniest merry-makers marked 15 years of visits to the hospital.

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Composite photo of Dr. Jeff Golan performing a spinal endoscopy. Above, he manipulates an ultra-thin surgical tool that has been inserted through a very narrow metal tube into the patient’s spine. Below, Dr. Golan watches a pair of screens that show two x ray views of the spine (at left and centre) and real-time video of the impact of his tiny tool on spinal tissue.
August 2019News

JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery

A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.

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Certificate designating the JGH as a Choosing Wisely Canada hospital.
August 2019News

JGH recognized for eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures

The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.

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July 2019News

Need a blood test? You may no longer be going to the JGH Test Centre

Need a blood test? You’ve got new options at CLSCs in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. The service has been launched at Park Extension, hours are longer at René Cassin, and you’ll find Metro and Benny Farm quick and easy—perfect for avoiding crowds at the JGH Test Centre.

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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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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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