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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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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