Dr. Shannon Fraser
February 2021Milestones

Dr. Shannon Fraser receives national recognition of her leadership ability

Dr. Shannon Fraser, Chief of General Surgery at the JGH, has been officially certified at the national level for her leadership ability in the healthcare sector.

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Montreal's Top Employer
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2021

Third year in a row! CIUSSS West-Central Montreal among Montreal’s top employers

For the third year in a row, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

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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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JGH with arrow graph
February 2021News

JGH named among Canada’s best employers in Forbes survey

A survey by Forbes magazine has ranked the JGH among Canada’s best employers—one of only three healthcare centres in Quebec to make the list.

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Myer Bick, former President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
January 2021Spotlight feature

Order of Canada appointment for Myer Bick, retired Foundation CEO

Myer Bick, retired President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, has been appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his career of distinguished service.

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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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Dr. Magali Lecavalier-Barsoum consults with Technologist Dennis Ip about the linear accelerator that provides radiation therapy to cancer patients in the Division of Radiation Oncology. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
January 2021Telehealth

Telehealth plays key role in Radiation Oncology, even though treatment is provided in person

Although radiation therapy for cancer must be administered in person, the Division of Radiation Oncology is making extensive use of telehealth to provide support to patients and keep staff in the loop.

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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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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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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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