A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.
A new lounge near the hospital’s main entrance now includes the JGH’s first designated room for breastfeeding mothers.
Chaplains at the JGH and in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal have adapted their practices to continue offering comfort and care during the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
Diagnosis and treatment for dizziness, vertigo and balance problems are more accurate and effective than ever in our CIUSSS, as audiologists test patients with more sophisticated tools, while providing otolaryngologists with their interpretation of the test results.
While some new mothers are still treated for postpartum depression, more emphasis is now given to mental disorders throughout pregnancy. Dr. Barbara Hayton, in our Perinatal Mental Health Clinic, helps future moms cope with everything from anxiety to suicidal thoughts.
Obstetrical Ultrasound is celebrating 30 years of stand-alone service at the JGH, independent of Radiology. It performs about 13,000 scans on at least 3,900 women a year for routine fetal development and possible high-risk complications.
With support from Hope & Cope, the JGH has become the first hospital in Quebec to use virtual reality goggles to boost the spirits of Palliative Care patients by enabling them to “travel” to foreign locales.