In the Clinical Access Service at the JGH, patient Heidy Jampen (left) discusses her treatment for atrial fibrillation with the Service’s Head Nurse, Jessica Pinto (right), and with Clinical Nurse Specialist Sorphea Hul.
April 2024Feature articles

New alternative to emergency treatment for patients with irregular heartbeat

With a referral, patients with atrial fibrillation can now bypass the JGH Emergency Department and receive care in the Clinical Access Service.

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In the JGH’s Obstetric Medicine Clinic, Dr. Camille Simard counsels a patient about managing her medical problem during pregnancy.
Feature articlesMarch 2024

New JGH clinic gives expectant mothers access to internists’ expertise

The new Obstetric Medicine Clinic offers expectant mothers the additional expertise of a specialist in general internal medicine.

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Volunteer Alexandra Taverna in a classroom in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, where she provides educational support to pupils in the Child Psychiatry program. {Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJanuary 2024

Volunteer’s compassion and patience lend support to youngsters in Child Psychiatry

Like many of the JGH’s younger volunteers, Alexandra Taverna takes pride in giving of herself to benefit others.

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Dr. David Zukor (right), Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, performs a total knee replacement by relying on a robotic arm (at left, wrapped in plastic) to guide him in removing precise portions of bone from a patient’s knee. Joining him is Dr. Mohammed Al Hassan, a Fellow from Saudi Arabia who specializes in joint replacment surgery. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesOctober 2023

Surgical robot opens the way for greater precision in total knee replacement

he JGH is now among a handful of hospitals in Quebec where a robotic arm is providing crucial guidance when the bone of a damaged knee must be cut precisely during total knee replacement. “This is the first time in my life as a surgeon that I’ve used an instrument …

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Two months after undergoing surgery at the JGH to have her right hip replaced, Anne Murphy enjoyed a mid-August stroll near her home in La Conception, Quebec. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesSeptember 2023

Total hip and knee replacement performed on outpatient basis for certain patients

For patients who qualify, getting a hip or knee replaced at the JGH no longer requires an overnight hospital stay.

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Medical student Hamnah Majeed shows Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, the newly installed vending machine that makes nutritious snacks easily available to JGH surgeons and other members of staff during late-night shifts.
August 2023Feature articles

Thanks to a medical student, vending machine of nutritious snacks installed at JGH

Unable to buy a nutritious late-night snack, medical student Hamnah Majeed found an unusual solution: installation of a new vending machine at the JGH.

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Bessy Bitzas, Ph.D., outgoing Chair of the Research Ethics Board.
Feature articlesJune 2023

After a pioneering decade, Bessy Bitzas reflects on leadership of the Research Ethics Board

Before stepping down as Chair of the Research Board, Bessy Bitzas reflected on her role in keeping research safe and (scientifically) sound.

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In the JGH Orthopedics Department, volunteer Rebecca Leroux (centre) works with Medical Secretary Jeremy Goldberg and Team Leader Rona Lis.
Feature articlesMay 2023

JGH volunteer proud to be one of the hospital’s “angels”

As a JGH volunteer, Rebecca Leroux loves helping patients and staff—and she has an angel-shaped pin on her jacket to symbolize their appreciation.

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Artwork by Shelly Alkoby (seated, right) has been donated to the JGH’s Peter Brojde Lung Cancer Centre, where it is going on display. Joining the artist are her mother, Keren Elkoubi (seated), and (standing, from left) Dr. Jason Agulnik, Co Director of the Centre; Nurse Lindsay Hammond, a member of the team that has provided care to Ms. Elkoubi; and Dr. Carmela Pepe, Ms. Elkoubi’s respirologist. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
December 2022Feature articles

Teen artist hopes her painting will hearten JGH lung cancer patients

Artwork by a teenage artist, inspired by her mother’s battle with lung cancer, is going on display at the JGH.

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Wearing the distinctive turquoise jacket of volunteers, Helen Fleischauer and Stavros Simonian are joined at the main entrance of the JGH by Marko Obradovic, the CIUSSS’s Chief of Volunteer Services, and Nancy El Mallah, Coordinator of Volunteer Services for the JGH.
Feature articlesNovember 2022

As pandemic eases, volunteers eagerly return to JGH and other CIUSSS sites

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been eased, a steady stream of volunteers (newcomers and veterans alike) is coming forward again.

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