The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

Cover of Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg’s new book, Patients Matter Most: How Healthcare is Becoming Personal Again.
August 2023Spotlight feature

New book by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg explores healthcare revolution that’s already under way

“Patient’s Matter Most”, a new book by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, is an overview of the dramatic changes that health care is currently undergoing.

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News

During surgery at the JGH, Dr. Jason Bayne (left) and Dr. Robert James Doonan—both vascular surgeons—use IVUS technology to determine whether a tear exists in an artery where a stent had previously been placed. To generate images of the patient’s vascular system with heightened clarity, a catheter with an ultrasound probe at its tip is inserted into an artery in the groin and is then guided to the iliac artery in the abdomen. After examining the IVUS images on a high-resolution screen, the surgeons discover a tear that had not been visible in an angiogram (a type of x-ray). As a result, the surgeons decide to implant a new stent near the older one. {Click on the image to enlarge it.)
January 2024News

JGH is first hospital in Quebec to use ultrasound imaging in vascular surgery

For the first time in Quebec, vascular surgeons are using ultrasound imaging to view blood vessels with greater clarity to improve the quality of surgical procedures.

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Auxiliary

Liz Wiener, Co-President of the JGH Auxiliary, in the Milly Lande Boutique, which The Auxiliary operates in the hospital’s main lobby.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2023

Liz Wiener plays key role in guiding Auxiliary into digital age

With guidance from Co-President Liz Wiener, The JGH Auxiliary is reinvigorating itself by making greater use of digital tools and social media.

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Hope & Cope

Just before a chemotherapy session at the Segal Cancer Centre, Alejandro Rincon meets with Hope & Cope volunteers Zoe Romano (left) and Anastasiya Gudymenko to discuss using virtual reality goggles (in the volunteers’ hands) to help pass the time.
April 2023Hope & Cope

Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients

Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.

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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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