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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Joanne Laing with the distinctive blue jackets worn by volunteers at the Jewish General Hospital.
First person singularOctober 2017

Working with volunteers to spread hope, comfort and support

As Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, I’m privileged to see volunteers giving freely and generously of themselves to bring hope and comfort to patients and other healthcare users.

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Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni
Feature articlesSeptember 2017

New Spiritual Advisor joins JGH staff and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni had been gearing up for a career in medicine, only to shift unexpectedly into the rabbinate. Now his two paths have converged, with his recent appointment as JGH Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor.

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Joanne Laing
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2016

New Chief of Volunteer and Pastoral Services

Joanne Laing has been appointed Chief of Volunteer and Pastoral Services for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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Dr. Roberta Shear with a patient.
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Appointments

Dr. Roberta Shear, a member of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000, has been named Director of Obstetrics, the Family Birthing Centre and Obstetrical Ultrasound.

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