Brian Glazer, who was delighted with the care he received at the JGH when he was hospitalized with COVID-19, is among those whose experiences are described in COVID Stories, published by the JGH Humanization of Care Committee.
Feature articlesMarch 2022

The trauma of COVID-19: Patient unconvinced he was alive after 17 days of unconsciousness

The experience of a COVID-19 patient who endured 17 days of unconsciousness is among the stories published by the JGH Humanization of Care Committee.

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Some of the many Valentine’s Day cards that students at Carlyle International School hand-decorated this year to express their appreciation for the work of JGH staff. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesFebruary 2022

Students send their hearts to JGH staff on Valentine’s Day

Students from five schools are expressing their thanks to JGH staff in hundreds of hand-drawn Valentine’s Day cards.

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In the MPN Clinic at the JGH, Karen Gal (left) consults with her hematologist, Dr. Shireen Sirhan. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJanuary 2022

Treatment and reassurance at JGH clinic for patients with rare blood cancers

A pace-setting JGH clinic is providing care and support to patients with rare blood cancers, while raising awareness and promoting research.

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Orderly Janice Kernohan hands a care kit filled with personal hygiene items to a patient in the Emergency Department.
December 2021Feature articles

When a toothbrush can make a patient cry with joy

Care kits distributed in the JGH Emergency Department are having a positive impact on the patient experience.

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Nurse Maggie Quinsey in the JGH Emergency Department, with a copy of the whodunit that features a character she inspired.
Feature articlesNovember 2021

How a Jewish General nurse inspired a Montreal mystery writer

Maggie Quinsey, an Emergency Department nurse, has become the inspiration for a character in a Montreal mystery novel.

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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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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. 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. Matthew Oughton is shown on YouTube during a ceremony by McGill University to announce that he had won a Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement Through Media.
April 2021Feature articles

JGH physician honoured by McGill for media interviews about COVID-19

After more than 400 news media interviews about COVID-19, Dr. Matthew Oughton has been honoured for bringing reliable information to the public.

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Inhalation therapist Brian Camacho checks his equipment in the room of a COVID-19 patient in Pavilion K. Note the spacious room’s ability to accommodate numerous medical tools and instruments. Since much of the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling by mechanical arms, staff can move around with ease and safety. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
April 2021Feature articles

On its fifth anniversary, Pavilion K emerges as the silent hero of the pandemic

When Pavilion K opened in 2016, it was an instant game-changer. Now, on its fifth anniversary, it has exceeded expectations, becoming the silent hero of the pandemic.

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