In the Command Centre at the JGH, the mental health care of patients and clients is discussed by (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Program for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Chloé Décarie-Drolet, Interim Associate to the Assistant Executive Director; and Mark Demaine, Coordinator of Specialized Services in the Adult Mental Health Continuum. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
September 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre is key to streamlining access to care in mental health

The new Command Centre is proving effective in preventing bottlenecks—especially in the Emergency Department—for those needing prompt psychiatric or psychological support.

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Cover of a booklet that was published in the 1950s to promote the JGH School of Nursing. The student nurses are standing at the Côte-des-Neiges entrance of what is now known as Pavilion A. This wing, which opened in 1950, included classrooms, a dormitory and a lecture hall. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesSeptember 2021

Laughter, tears and life-long lessons: Remembering the JGH School of Nursing

Graduates of the now-defunct JGH School of Nursing (class of 1971) mark their 50th anniversary by reminiscing about what made their education so unique.

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
MilestonesSeptember 2021

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin named Distinguished Scientist by American Heart Association

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been named a 2021 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

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While recovering from a cardiac procedure, Norma Maege finds it more comfortable to relax and sleep in one of the hospital’s new custom-made reclining chairs, rather than in a hospital bed. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesSeptember 2021

New reclining chairs allow visitors to spend the night in comfort

Visitors who stay overnight with their hospitalized loved ones at the JGH can rest easier in newly acquired medical-grade reclining chairs.

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Dr. Samantha Benlolo
August 2021Milestones

Dr. Samantha Benlolo joins Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Samantha Benlolo has been appointed to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the JGH.

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Dr. Dina Namiranian
August 2021Milestones

Dr. Dina Namiranian joins Division of Neurology

Dr. Dina Namiranian has joined the Department of Specialized Medicine in the JGH Division of Neurology.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Acting Chief of Radiation Oncology, with one of his Division’s linear accelerators. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021News

Major construction to install new cancer-fighting linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology

Construction is under way to install a fourth linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology, making cancer treatment faster and more accurate.

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In the Command Centre at the JGH, the discharge and/or transfer of patients is discussed by Suzette Chung (seated), Head of Discharge Planning for the hospital; and by (from left) Matthew Wener, Physiotherapist and team member in the Access Point for Rehabilitation Beds in Physical Health and Respiratory Care; Arleyne Coombs, Chief of Social Services; Marcia Da Silva, Social Worker in the Directorate of Mental Health and Addiction; and Thu Hanh Ngo Nguyen, Access Program Manager. The screens behind them display up-to-date information about the condition and progress of healthcare users in the JGH and in other CIUSSS facilities. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre helps free up beds for patients needing immediate care

Thanks to the new Command Centre at the JGH, fewer patients are experiencing significant delays in being discharged from the hospital.

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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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