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.
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.
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.
Special-needs visitors from the Friendship Circle are now regularly bringing flowers and smiles to JGH patients and staff. They learn that they can give of themselves as volunteers, in addition to being the recipients of guidance and support.