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. …
Detailed plans reviewed to ensure JGH is ready for coronavirus patients
Tabletop simulation involves numerous inter-disciplinary experts A pivotal gathering of more than 50 senior JGH medical specialists and healthcare professionals has enabled the hospital to further heighten its state of preparedness, in case patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted for treatment. The JGH is one of …
New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services
Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.
New clinic offers fast track for testing and diagnosis of certain conditions
Quicker care for certain medical conditions is now offered by the JGH Clinical Access Service, as an alternative to the Emergency Department. It handles referrals from family doctors whose patients have serious problems that require prompt attention.
One big famiglia: Panoram Italia features article on Italian JGH staff
One big, happy famiglia: The latest edition of Panoram Italia magazine shines the spotlight on Italian employees at the JGH, many of whose faces and comments are featured in a four-page spread about the family feeling at the hospital.
Outstanding score for CIUSSS in Accreditation Canada visit
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has achieved a nearly perfect score in a preliminary report from Accreditation Canada. The healthcare network was commended for the quality of its person-centred care and for attention to safety by all members of staff.
Toward a stronger focus on the needs of healthcare users
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.
New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity
Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with smart selections this holiday season
Watching your weight, but tempted by holiday treats? No problem. With a little planning and willpower, you can still indulge at the sweet table this season. JGH Nutritionist Patricia Urrico offers tips on what it takes to celebrate sensibly.
Person-centred approach foreseen as crucial in evolution of all forms of care
Person-centred care, in which the healthcare user’s perspective is crucial to high-quality care, will assume increasing importance in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, members of the public were told at the network’s third annual Public Information Meeting.