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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HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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Elisabeth Laughrea, Coordinator of the Specialized Approach to Senior Care program.
Feature articlesMay 2019

Screening rate for delirium surges at JGH

Rates have risen dramatically in our push to screen elderly hospitalized patients for delirium. This means their underlying medical conditions can be diagnosed more quickly, with better odds of lowering their risk for functional or cognitive decline.

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Richard Auclair, a geriatrics patient at the JGH, gives a treat to Zodiak, a pet therapy dog that is accompanied by its owner, Véronique Binette.
Feature articlesFebruary 2019

Making the rounds with man’s – and woman’s and patient’s and employee’s – best friend

Pet therapy is back at the JGH, with dogs like Zodiak regularly visiting patients to provide comfort and reduce stress. The specially certified dogs are also a hit among staff who look forward to his visits.

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Le 15 octobre 1934, une semaine après l’ouverture officielle de l’HGJ, le Dr A. O. Freedman, le grand-père de Bram Freedman, le nouveau président-directeur général de la Fondation de l’HGJ, admettait la première patiente de l’Hôpital. Selon les archives de l’HGJ, la patiente (dont l’identité a été masquée dans la photo ci-dessus), était une femme mariée âgée de 37 ans, native de Roumanie, qui vivait à Montréal depuis 18 ans. Elle a été admise par le biais du Service d’otolaryngologie et hospitalisée pendant deux jours.
December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.

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Dr. Jonathan Afilalo
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Assessing the impact of frailty on outcomes of cardiac surgery

Research by Dr. Jonathan Afilalo has revealed that frailty is a major risk factor for death and disability after two types of cardiac surgical procedures.

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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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Hinda Goodman
First person singularMay 2017

Becoming a “bridge over troubled waters” in support of cancer patients

Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.

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Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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Milestones
April 2016Milestones

Welcome

Dr. Olivier Beauchet, who holds certification in neurology and in internal medicine and geriatrics, has joined the JGH Division of Geriatrics

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