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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Maxime Rémillard
Feature articlesOctober 2020

Major donation for research consortium to improve outcomes of lung cancer patients

A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.

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Building Technician David Gadoua and Chloé Décarie-Drolet, Head Nurse in the Post-Partum Unit, sit in the JGH’s refurbished lounge. The new breastfeeding room is at right.
Feature articlesOctober 2020

JGH lounge gets makeover with colourful seating and new breastfeeding room

A new lounge near the hospital’s main entrance now includes the JGH’s first designated room for breastfeeding mothers.

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In the JGH Laundry, (from left) Richard Gamble, Hassan Hersi, Onika McIntosh, Marietta Herrera and Linda Klupper are among the employees who are helping the hospital and its patients cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a reliable supply of clean linen, towels, scrubs, gowns, protective clothing and other items.
Feature articlesMay 2020

Fighting COVID by flushing it down the drain

COVID-19 can’t stand being scalded, soaped, beaten and flushed down the drain by a washing machine. Scrubbing it away on a huge scale is the role of the JGH Laundry.

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Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni, Chaplain of the Jewish General Hospital.
Feature articlesMay 2020

Zoom, masks and doorway prayers: Offering spiritual comfort during the pandemic

Chaplains at the JGH and in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal have adapted their practices to continue offering comfort and care during the coronavirus outbreak.

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In Carrefour Lea Polansky at the JGH, employees from many clinical and non-clinical departments receive a variety of free items that were provided by donors, as thanks for the remarkable work of staff in fighting the coronavirus.
Feature articlesMay 2020

JGH staff receive bonanza of free items as thanks for fighting COVID-19

Over 1,500 JGH employees recently walked away with armloads of free chocolates, beauty products, paper goods and more, a thank-you from generous sponsors to staff for fighting COVID-19.

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On the sidewalk outside Pavilion K, Cantor Henry Granek blows a kudu shofar, whose sounds are offered as a non-verbal thank-you to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.
April 2020Feature articles

Shofar’s notes buoy patients’ spirits and thank staff for their fight against COVID

That sound you hear daily at 4:15 p.m. outside the JGH’s Pavilion K is Cantor Henry Granek blowing a shofar, a ram’s horn normally heard in synagogues on the Jewish New Year. Its sounds are now offered as a symbolic thank-you to staff for their fight against COVID-19.

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