Dr. Michael Tessler
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Risk of death does not rise during overnight emergency surgery, study reveals

Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.

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During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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Cutting the red ribbon to inaugurate the Azriel Heart Centre are (from left) Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; Edward Wiltzer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Stephanie Azrieli of the Azrieli Foundation; Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation; and Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre.
NewsSeptember 2017

Major boost to JGH’s cardiovascular program through new Azrieli Heart Centre

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.

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During the move on January 24, an incubator is checked en route to the new Neonatal Intesive Care Unit in Pavilion K, where noise levels and the number of alarms are noticeably lower.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Quality of care already on the upswing in Pavilion K

Just weeks since it swung into operation, Pavilion K already appears to be improving the well-being of patients and the quality of their care.

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In February 2014, Dr. Victor Goldbloom (right) accompanied Rick Dubrovsky, President of the JGH Board of Directors, on a tour of the newly completed Emergency Department in Pavilion K.
April 2016Milestones

In memoriam

Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Victor Goldbloom, O.C., O.Q., who died on February 15 at the age of 92.

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In the Emergency Department’s Psychiatry lounge, Dr. Judy Glass (right) chats with Emergency Psychiatry Nurse Johane Celestin.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Easing tensions in new Emergency Psychiatry area

Chalk up another benefit of the Emergency Department’s move to new facilities in Pavilion K: The number of Code Whites—the designation for a violent incident—has declined among emergency psychiatry patients.

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Inaugural Luxury Avenue event
Fall 2014Foundation

Inaugural Luxury Avenue event roars to success

The JGH Foundation held its first annual Luxury Avenue event on May 26 at the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel. The first of its kind in Montreal, the event brought together a sold-out crowd of 200 of the city’s most passionate car enthusiasts for a spectacular day of on-track and off-road racing.

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Many of The Auxiliary’s past presidents came together earlier this year for a luncheon co-chaired by Marilyn Golfman, Hela Boro and Lucy Wolkove. This was followed by a tour of the new Emergency Department in Pavilion K.
AuxiliaryFall 2014

Leaders of the past keep an eye on the future

Many of The Auxiliary’s past presidents came together earlier this year for a luncheon co-chaired by Marilyn Golfman, Hela Boro and Lucy Wolkove.

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