Among the top priorities for all healthcare professionals is “to build the opportunities for patients to feel respected, heard and included,” says a top executive of Planetree International, a global organization that CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has joined.
The Respect campaign has been launched, an initiative of the Humanization of Care Committee, in collaboration with the Users Committee.
A strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of patients will be crucial in helping the JGH succeed during the challenging period that the public healthcare system has now entered, says Dr, Anne Lemay.
The JGH has become part of a world-wide push to transform medical care by measuring and reporting patient outcomes in a standardized way.
Now that the reorganization of Quebec’s public healthcare system is under way, former Presidents of the Jewish General Hospital are reassuring the hospital’s supporters that the JGH is protected by special measures in the new legislation.
Left hip versus right hip: That’s all it takes for Stephen Leopold to recall, with conflicting feelings of pain and delight, what can transform a patient experience from excruciating (at an American hospital) to exceptional (at the Jewish General Hospital).
It seemed almost like a scene out of a suspense film—except that for Shirley Freedman Rapoport, her feelings of insecurity, isolation and vulnerability were frighteningly real.