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85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Visit from a princess

During the early 1940s, the JGH Auxiliary’s Honourary Patroness was Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who was the wife of Canada’s Governor-General, the Earl of Athlone.

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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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Two “graduates” of The JGH Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students, Dr. Allan Lisbona (left) and Dr. Jamie Rappaport, embarked on careers in medicine and now occupy senior positions at the JGH.
AuxiliaryJanuary 2019

Demystifying medicine for high school students

Aren’t those teenagers at the JGH awfully young to be medical trainees? Actually, they’re high schoolers in the Auxiliary’s Hospital Opportunity Program for Students. Here’s what some notable HOPS “graduates” have been doing lately.

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In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Auxiliary volunteer Beatrice Lewis reads a story to an infant whose hospitalization is nearly over.
January 2019Spotlight feature

Storytime helps ease premature infants through first weeks of life

Volunteers from the JGH Auxiliary are spending a few minutes each day reading storybooks to babies in Neonatal Intensive Care. Is there any point in reading to an infant who can’t possibly understand what’s being said? Surprisingly, the answer is Yes.

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Nancy Rubin, Director of the JGH Auxiliary, with members of Dr. Clown, Zoé (Michele Sirois) and Frankie (Jean-François Leblanc). The Auxiliary raises funds that enable patients and staff to enjoy the troupe’s therapeutic humour on a weekly basis.
First person singularOctober 2018

It’s worth putting retirement on hold to guide The JGH Auxiliary in helping patients

In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.

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Angelo Rizzolo, a McGill University medical student, was born prematurely and received care in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
August 2018Feature articles

Former JGH preemie on track for a career as a physician

A former JGH “preemie” looks forward to helping others: 24 years after being born prematurely, Angelo Rizzolo is back at the JGH as a medical student, on a career path that may lead to a specialty in pediatrics or neonatology.

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Martine Gagnon (left), Nursing Education Consultant in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Pina D’Orve, Social Worker in the unit, display a pillow with the imprint of a deceased patient’s hand, as requested by the patient’s family.
Feature articlesMay 2018

A heartfelt memento for grieving families

At the request of family members, staff of the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit can create a special memento—a heart-shaped pillow bearing the painted imprint of the hand of a loved one who has passed away while in the hospital.

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At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.

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After getting together to reminisce about their experiences in the JGH Auxiliary, three former Presidents—(from left) Rachelle Douek, Rona Miller and Lucy Wolkove—visited The Auxiliary’s Art and Antique Shop.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

A backward glance as The Auxiliary surges forward

Three Past Presidents reminisce about their experiences, just as The Auxiliary hits a historic milestone—its 80th birthday.

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The Auxiliary kicked off its 80th-anniversary celebrations on August 18 with a luncheon hosted by Bina Ellen (seated) at her home. Joining her were Auxiliary Co-Presidents Reisa Lerner (left) and Beatrice Lewis.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

The Auxiliary … it’s about caring

With the 80th-anniversary celebration of The Auxiliary now under way, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the many preceding generations of women whose hard work and dedication have enabled today’s Auxiliary to do so much for the patients of the JGH.

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