Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the JGH. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJuly 2021

JGH’s top neonatologist steps down after 47 years as Chief

After 47 years as Chief of Neonatology (including 35 years as Chief of Pediatrics), Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou has passed the baton to Dr. Lajos Kovacs.

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Dr. Philippe Lefrançois
July 2021Milestones

Dr. Philippe Lefrançois joins JGH Division of Dermatology

Dr. Philippe Lefrançois has been appointed to the attending staff of the JGH Division of Dermatology.

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Reception area of the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
July 2021News

JGH opens Wellness in Aging Centre to enhance care for the elderly

To meet the growing needs of the elderly, the JGH has launched the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre, with nearly triple the space of the previous facility.

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Dr. Ali Abualsaud (right), an Interventional Cardiologist, performs a minimally invasive procedure at the JGH to replace a patient’s failing aortic valve. Working with Dr. Abualsaud is Dr. Felix Ma, a Cardiac Surgeon. Dr. Abualsaud wears a HoloLens headset, which connects him—via a communications platform developed by Auger Groupe Conseil—with Caroline Merineau, a clinical specialist at Medtronic Canada in Trois-Rivières. So advanced is the headset’s digital technology that Dr. Abualsaud and Ms. Merineau feel almost as if they are side by side in the JGH’s hybrid operating room, as they discuss the fine points of the artificial valve, which Medtronic manufactures. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

In a world first, JGH enables Toronto specialist to virtually attend Montreal surgery

Innovative use of HoloLens technology has enabled the JGH to greatly enhance the ability of surgical experts at remote locations to view JGH operations and offer guidance.

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To discuss the cobas 8800 and its automated analysis of samples in COVID 19 tests, Dr. Jerry Zaharatos meets at the JGH with (centre) Melissa Tomkinson, Laboratory Manger of Microbiology and Genetics, and with Argyroula Terzidis, Administrative Coordinator of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

New automated lab technology produces faster results for COVID-19 tests

Results of COVID-19 tests are available faster than ever, now that new equipment is performing the automated, molecular tests at the JGH.

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Dr. Jason Agulnik
June 2021Milestones

Dr. Jason Agulnik appointed Chief of Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Jason Agulnik has been appointed JGH Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine.

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In the Command Centre at the JGH, (from left) André Poitras, Carol Viegas and Dr. Shannon Fraser review the latest data about where and how beds are being used in the hospital. With support from key managers (in directorates that look after the elderly, mental health, home care and rehabilitation), they also examine the ripple effect of bedflow on other healthcare and social services facilities in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2021Spotlight feature

Patient “traffic” is flowing more smoothly, thanks to new digital Command Centre

By acting as a focal point and supplying senior managers with real-time data, the Command Centre is helping JGH patients get admitted and discharged more efficiently.

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Dr. April Rose
May 2021Milestones

Dr. April Rose joins Division of Medical Oncology

Dr. April Rose has joined the JGH as Attending Staff in the Division of Medical Oncology and in the Segal Cancer Centre.

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In the Vaccination Command Centre, (from left) Joanne Côté, Lucie Tremblay, Sonia Boccardi, Amina Talib and Erin Cook (Associate Director of SAPA and Long-Term Care) plan the day’s strategy. Behind them, the screens at left and centre display the latest data about COVID-19 vaccinations in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. The screen at right shows real-time video of various areas inside the CIUSSS’s vaccination sites. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2021Spotlight feature

Decision-makers strategize at Vaccination Command Centre to keep the shots coming

When prompt, daily decisions are needed to keep the COVID-19 vaccination campaign running smoothly, top decision-makers gather in the Vaccination Command Centre.

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At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
May 2021Telehealth

How personal connections manage to survive in the high tech of telehealth

In the high-tech environment of telehealth, new skills and techniques are being developed to maintain trust and intimacy between healthcare users and providers.

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