The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.
Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.
After a demanding, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City, 1,100 cyclists in the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $4.1 million for the JGH and its partners across Quebec.
Sixty-six long-term care residents of the Henri Bradet Residential Centre have moved to the JGH on a temporary basis, so that their permanent quarters can undergo much-needed renovation.
Patients who were surveyed about their care in the JGH’s Academic Cataract Centre have turned in glowing reviews of their experiences.
The JGH has begun performing a new type of corneal transplant that improves vision and allows patients to recover more quickly, with less chance of tissue rejection.
The Jewish General Hospital is among six Quebec hospitals and four universities that are sharing a grant of $250,000 to improve nursing care in intensive care units for premature infants and their families.
For the fifth year in a row, the JGH has been named one of Montreal’s top employers.
Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, has commended the JGH for its high level of performance and efficiency.