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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Audiologist Voula Tsagaroulis adjusts the goggles that help measure a visual reflex related to the patient’s ability to keep her balance. In addition to performing hearing tests, audiologists play a broader role in assessing various aspects of balance and dizziness—in this case, by having the patient’s eyes track the movement of the small white square on the screen.
Feature articlesFebruary 2020

Additional audiology test introduced to diagnose vertigo and balance problems

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.

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Sarah (left) chats with Dr. Barbara Hayton about the birth of her son last summer.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Overcoming psychological obstacles triggered by pregnancy and childbirth

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.

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Mazit Ifergan undergoes an obstetrical ultrasound scan by Linda Larin (seated), a Specialized Ultrasound Technician, in consultation with Dr. Louise Miner.
Feature articlesJanuary 2020

Obstetrical Ultrasound celebrates 30 years of helping to welcome new generations

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.

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Lucie Lacroix cradles a set of virtual reality goggles in her lap, while telling Rifka Hanfling about the uplifting emotional experience of taking virtual trips to foreign locales.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Virtual reality transports Palliative Care patients to inspiring, exotic locales

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.

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At a team meeting to discuss medication in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, Nurse Kamylle Martin (right) works at her medication cart, while conferring with (from right) Pharmacist Helen Mantzanis and medical student Ellen Dunbar-Lavoie (each using a work-station on wheels), and Dr. Judith Therrien.
Feature articlesSeptember 2019

Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety

Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.

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HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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