Sam Minevich (left) and Henri Oppenheim, the JGH’s Music Therapists, practice in the picnic area near the Pavilion A entrance, where the JGH Jazz Festival will be held from June 27 to 30.
Feature articlesJune 2022

JGH Jazz Festival returns after two-year absence

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the JGH Jazz Festival returns on June 27 for a week of free concerts.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg speaks at a ceremony on the lawn behind Côte Saint-Luc City Hall after receiving the D’Arcy-McGee–National Assembly Citizenship Medal. He was introduced by Dr. Gaétan Barrette (at rear). (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg receives D’Arcy-McGee–National Assembly Citizenship Medal

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, the CIUSSS’s President and CEO, has received a D’Arcy-McGee–National Assembly Citizenship Medal for his contribution health care and social services.

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Dr. Robin Billick, Chief of Dermatology, in one of his Division’s examination rooms at the JGH. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022Milestones

JGH Chief of Dermatology honoured by Israel Cancer Research Fund

Dr. Robin Billick, JGH Chief of Dermatology, is being honoured by the Israel Cancer Research Fund for decades of service in diagnosing cancer and saving lives.

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Dr. Charles Gomberg near the main entrance of the JGH, where the 96-year-old veteran internist spent a career that spanned seven decades. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesMay 2022

Veteran physician looks back on his 70-year professional association with the JGH

Dr. Charles Gomberg’s personal connection with the hospital has lasted nine decades n 1931, when Lord Bessborough, the Governor-General of Canada, turned the first sod to start construction of the Jewish General Hospital, 6-year-old Charles Gomberg was there with his parents to see it. Three years later, Charles returned to …

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To demonstrate how communication takes place between residents’ representatives and staff in long-term care centres, Shannan Clement, an Orderly Coach at Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre, is assisted by Nayla Pallard, an Innovation Management Specialist with CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. The colour-coded sticky notes help to pinpoint areas where barriers or breakdowns in communication may occur. (Click on this or any image to enlarge it.)
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2022

Improving care by bringing staff together and ideas to life

OROT provides crucial guidance in the creation of solutions that match users’ needs t’s mid-morning and the elderly resident of a long-term care centre is becoming increasingly worried: Her relative was supposed to drop by for visit some time ago, but he still hasn’t shown up. Maybe he had to …

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Larry Katz, a former JGH patient, and his spouse, Carol Adams, demonstrate how they connected to the Hospital@Home program via a smartphone that was lent to them by the JGH. Several times a day, they used the phone to take calls or participate in video meetings to update the care team about Mr. Katz’s recuperation at home. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2022News

Patients in pioneering JGH program are monitored remotely while completing recovery at home

Hospital@Home, a pace-setting JGH program, allows certain patients to complete their recovery at home and still be continuously monitored by a hospital care team.

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From left: Dr. Mathew Cherian, Dr. Camille Simard and Dr. Thusanth Thuraisingam
April 2022Milestones

McGill appointments for three JGH physicians

Three physicians in JGH medical divisions have received appointments to McGill University’s Department of Medicine.

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While hospitalized, Paraskevi Dogantzi (left) enjoys knitting during a visit from Shibo Yu, a physiotherapy student with the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Ms. Yu keeps Ms. Dogantzi physically active and mentally stimulated with conversation, games and light exercises. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
March 2022Spotlight feature

Enhancing care for older in-patients is an eye-opening education for McGill students

Elderly in-patients are benefiting from physical exercise and mental stimulation provided by McGill University students in the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program.

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Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky and the plaque that honours him in the JGH Dental Clinic.
March 2022Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, Chief Emeritus of the JGH Department of Dentistry, has passed away at the age of 92.

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