The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky and the plaque that honours him in the JGH Dental Clinic.
December 2020Spotlight feature

JGH Dental Clinic to be named in honour of Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, the former Chief and current Emeritus Chief of the JGH Department of Dentistry, is being honoured by having the hospital’s Dental Clinic named after him.

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News

In the JGH Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Nurses Tracy Hodge (left) and Zaralyne Lahorra discuss clinical procedures with Dr. Nathan Messas. During treatment, the patient lies on the table and the bi plane equipment (at rear left) is brought forward. The two scanners—one at chest height and the other at head height between Ms. Hodge and Dr. Messas—can capture real-time images from two different angles and project them onto the screen at right. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
December 2020News

JGH is only Quebec hospital to unblock pulmonary arterial obstructions without open-chest surgery

The latest digital equipment is enabling patients with pulmonary hypertension to have their pulmonary arteries unblocked with a special balloon—a procedure unique to Quebec.

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Telehealth

During a telehealth session, physiotherapist Mojdeh Hedjazi uses a visual platform on her laptop to demonstrate an exercise technique to a patient.
January 2021Telehealth

High marks from Physiotherapy patients surveyed about tele-rehabilitation

Telehealth is doing a good job of keeping patients connected to their healthcare providers during the pandemic, say those who were surveyed about the service.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer
December 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer honoured with two prestigious awards

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, has received major awards from the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Milestones

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
December 2020Milestones

Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.

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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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