The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

In late August, the finishing touches were placed on the painted mural that covers much of the eastern wall of Pavilion G, facing the hospital’s main entrance. The mural depicts a grateful patient and a healthcare worker, who embrace while wearing protective clothing. Swirling around them are large versions of the leaves that appear in the JGH logo. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
September 2020Spotlight feature

Mural celebrates emotional ties between patients and staff during pandemic

A new mural near the main doors of the JGH celebrates the emotional connection between patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News

Presentations at the CIUSSS’s Public Information Meeting were made via Zoom by (top, from left) Francine Dupuis, Associate CEO; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Alan Maslin, President of the Board of Directors; (bottom, from left) Carrie Bogante, Director of Finance; Dan Gabay, Assistant Executive Director; and Maude Laliberté, Commissioner of Complaints and Quality of Service.
NewsNovember 2020

CIUSSS staff praised for dedication to healthcare users in battling COVID-19

Professionalism, leadership and person-centred care will enable CIUSSS West-Central Montreal to prevail against COVID-19, attendees were told at the fifth annual Public Information Meeting.

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Telehealth

Delina Maghakian, a Nurse Clinician in the JGH Heart Failure Clinic, adjusts a wristwatch-style monitor, a type of telehealth device that helps her track her patient’s vital signs remotely. (Click on any photo in this article to enlarge it.)
October 2020Telehealth

Telehealth becomes vital nursing tool in monitoring patients’ health at home

JGH nurses in many fields are playing a key role in using telehealth to maintain contact with patients and provide the support they need at home.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. William Foulkes (Photo courtesy of McGill University)
November 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

LDI researcher wins top honour for research in biomedicine

Dr. William Foulkes, an expert in cancer genetics and a senior investigator at the Lady Davis Institute, has received the 2020 Wilder Penfield Prize for his research.

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Milestones

Dr. Nan Zhao
MilestonesOctober 2020

Appointment in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Nan Zhao has been appointed to the attending staff of JGH Division of Pulmonary Medicine in the Department of Medicine.

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First person singular

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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Health tips

Home page of the website for the Quebec Medical Appointment Scheduler.
August 2020Health tips

A quicker, easier way to book an appointment with a family doctor

If you need to see a family doctor, the Quebec Medical Appointment Scheduler (RVSQ) lets you conveniently book an appointment online.

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Hope & Cope

A three-part series of books, published by Hope & Cope, advises parents how to speak with their children about the effect of cancer on their family.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2020

Finding ways to speak with children about a parent’s cancer

If a parent has cancer, are children better protected if they’re shielded from the truth? No, say the books in a three-volume series that Hope & Cope has published to explain how to broach the subject with a combination of frankness and compassion.

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Auxiliary

Rhoda Smith, a volunteer in The Auxiliary’s Ante Partum Program, shows Adriana Rosales how to use wooden beads to make a bracelet. This helps Ms. Rosales to pass the time creatively during her lengthy hospitalization, while her high-risk pregnancy is monitored.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2020

Auxiliary program brightens lives of mothers-to-be who spend weeks or months in hospital

Ante Partum Program uses arts and crafts as a creative relief from boredom For Adriana Rosales, being a patient at the JGH initially aroused a mix of sometimes contradictory emotions. On one hand, she felt reassured by the quality of the care that she was receiving for her high-risk pregnancy. …

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