85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Five times the joy

The JGH made headlines across the continent and as far as Europe in 1992, when the hospital became the first in Quebec where quintuplets were born. The two girls (Zeina and Tina) and three boys (Joe, Jad and Rami), born 10 weeks premature, each weighed between 1.13 and 1.63 kilograms.

They were delivered by Dr. Arvind Joshi, who was Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary’s Hospital and part of the JGH high-risk team. Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou, JGH Chief of Pediatrics, supervised the babies’ care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for two months. Both doctors called this event a highlight of their careers.

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The Jewish General Hospital’s 85th anniversary is an ideal occasion to take a glimpse into the past. By remembering the extraordinary efforts of the hospital’s founders, supporters, staff and volunteers, we honour the enduring legacy of the JGH.

Look for a new scrapbook item every week during 2019 in JGH News.

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