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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Dr. Denny Laporta in the Intensive Care Unit at the JGH.
January 2023Milestones

New award in respiratory therapy named in honour of Dr. Denny Laporta

As Dr. Denny Laporta eases into semi-retirement in Intensive Care, an award has been established in his honour.

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Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2023Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Researchers inch closer to better understanding of brain tumours in children

Certain brain cells may be inherently vulnerable to mutations that cause fatal brain tumours in children, says a study co-led by an LDI researcher.

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Artwork by Shelly Alkoby (seated, right) has been donated to the JGH’s Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre, where it is going on display. Joining the artist are her mother, Keren Elkoubi (seated), and (standing, from left) Dr. Jason Agulnik, Co Director of the Centre; Nurse Lindsay Hammond, a member of the team that has provided care to Ms. Elkoubi; and Dr. Carmela Pepe, Ms. Elkoubi’s respirologist. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
December 2022Feature articles

Teen artist hopes her painting will hearten JGH lung cancer patients

Artwork by a teenage artist, inspired by her mother’s battle with lung cancer, is going on display at the JGH.

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In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the JGH, Mehdi Kdioui (seated) soothes his 11-week-old daughter, Radia, during an evaluation of the infant’s ability to swallow properly. After Radia has been bottle-fed, Dr. Carol Nhan (standing), a pediatric otolaryngologist, inserts a thin, flexible fibre-optic tube into the child’s nasal passage. Then she looks through an eyepiece to examine the baby’s throat. Also playing a key role in the evaluation is the baby's mother, Wessal Hilali.
NewsNovember 2022

Ability of premature infants to feed safely now being assessed at the JGH

Premature infants who have difficulty swallowing are now being assessed in the NICU, instead of being transferred elsewhere for evaluation.

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Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos (right) meets with leaders of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, including (from left) Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Erin Cook, Administrative Co-Director, Virtual Care, and Associate Director of Quality, Transformation, Evaluation, Performance and Ethics; Dr. Lawrence Rudski, Medical Director of Virtual Care; and Lucie Tremblay, Associate CEO.
NewsNovember 2022

Federal health minister calls CIUSSS “absolutely essential partner” in digital transformation

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has said he considers CIUSSS West-Central Montreal an “absolutely essential partner” in digital transformation.

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Wearing the distinctive turquoise jacket of volunteers, Helen Fleischauer and Stavros Simonian are joined at the main entrance of the JGH by Marko Obradovic, the CIUSSS’s Chief of Volunteer Services, and Nancy El Mallah, Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the JGH.
Feature articlesNovember 2022

As pandemic eases, volunteers eagerly return to JGH and other CIUSSS sites

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, a steady stream of volunteers (newcomers and veterans alike) is coming forward again.

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The seventh annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal was held at the Jewish General Hospital on November 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the past two years, this was the first such meeting in person since 2019. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2022

Embrace change to ensure ongoing improvement in care, CIUSSS staff urged

At the CIUSSS’s Public Information Meeting, leaders said ongoing improvements to care are possible only if change is embraced.

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Members of the Digital Health team discuss the development of the Connected Health Record.
November 2022Spotlight feature

How the Connected Health Record helps ensure the right care at the right time in the right location

In part 2 of his Q&A conversation, Dr. Justin Cross explains why developing a Connected Health Record presents such significant challenges.

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Elliott Silverman, Associate Director of Digital Health for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2022

Elliott Silverman plays key role in developing Connected Health Record

As a member of the Digital Health team, Elliott Silverman is looking forward to his role in developing the CIUSSS’s Connected Health Record.

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