85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients

In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.

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Opening
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: The Jewish General Hospital is inaugurated

The Jewish General Hospital opened on Oct. 8, 1934, with a grand ceremony that was widely covered by the French and English press.

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Dr. Jacob Garzon and Nurse Claire Béland in 1999 in the new operating room dedicated to minimally invasive surgery.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: JGH opens Quebec’s first operating room for minimally invasive surgery

In 1999, the JGH became the first hospital in Quebec to open a specially designed and equipped operating room to be used specifically for minimally invasive surgery.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Bringing the lobby and main entrance up to date

The main lobby is often the first point of contact for patients and visitors who come to the JGH. As the hospital has evolved, so has the lobby, whose information kiosks and retail outlets have been modified to keep pace with changing needs and tastes

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Demonstration
85th Anniversary - ArchivesSeptember 2019

From the archives: Demonstration of an electronic stethoscope

In 1952, JGH medical personnel gathered in the Nurses’ Lecture Hall in Pavilion A for a demonstration of a multi-channel electronic stethoscope, a new device that significantly amplified sound and minimized background noise.

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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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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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Sink
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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Weekend
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: A rousing launch for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer

Approximately 3,011 people streamed through the streets of Montreal in August 2005 in the first Weekend to End Breast Cancer, giving a major boost to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre.

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Residence
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home for JGH nurses

Working as a JGH nurse in the mid- to late 1930s was a challenge for all sorts of reasons. But even relaxing away from the workplace was no great comfort.

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