The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

In the Command Centre at the JGH, the mental health care of patients and clients is discussed by (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Program for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Chloé Décarie-Drolet, Interim Associate to the Assistant Executive Director; and Mark Demaine, Coordinator of Specialized Services in the Adult Mental Health Continuum. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
September 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre is key to streamlining access to care in mental health

The new Command Centre is proving effective in preventing bottlenecks—especially in the Emergency Department—for those needing prompt psychiatric or psychological support.

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News

Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Acting Chief of Radiation Oncology, with one of his Division’s linear accelerators. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021News

Major construction to install new cancer-fighting linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology

Construction is under way to install a fourth linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology, making cancer treatment faster and more accurate.

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Feature articles

Cover of a booklet that was published in the 1950s to promote the JGH School of Nursing. The student nurses are standing at the Côte-des-Neiges entrance of what is now known as Pavilion A. This wing, which opened in 1950, included classrooms, a dormitory and a lecture hall. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesSeptember 2021

Laughter, tears and life-long lessons: Remembering the JGH School of Nursing

Graduates of the now-defunct JGH School of Nursing (class of 1971) mark their 50th anniversary by reminiscing about what made their education so unique.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Hyman Schipper
April 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Hyman Schipper’s quest for the root of consciousness

t isn’t surprising that a neurologist would be interested in the root of that most fundamental element of humankind, consciousness. What is surprising is that Dr. Hyman Schipper has built a theory of consciousness based on the confluence of ancient Jewish mysticism and modern physics. “Consciousness is this fiendishly elusive …

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Telehealth

At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
May 2021Telehealth

How personal connections manage to survive in the high tech of telehealth

In the high-tech environment of telehealth, new skills and techniques are being developed to maintain trust and intimacy between healthcare users and providers.

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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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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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Health tips

Illustration from the home page of the new website of the Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care.
February 2021Health tips

Need info on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website can help

Looking for information about blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website has the information you need.

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