Research initiative offers new hope
for progress against dementias
The Canadian Institutes for Health Research, in collaboration with a network of public and private partners, has established a Canada-wide network of researchers—with headquarters in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH—to tackle dementia and related diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
Brain tumours removed
through eyebrow incision
The eyebrow—and a small section of the bone behind it—has become the latest point of entry in reaching and removing brain tumours.
Upgrading care during first-trimester pregnancy
Specialized help is available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, whose focus is on providing treatment, advice and support to women who have a wide range of concerns, but no health care provider to turn to during the first trimester.
Easing tensions in new Emergency Psychiatry area
Chalk up another benefit of the Emergency Department’s move to new facilities in Pavilion K: The number of Code Whites—the designation for a violent incident—has declined among emergency psychiatry patients.
Allen F. Rubin becomes JGH President
In 2001, life took an unexpected turn for Allen Rubin. For well over a decade, he had found great satisfaction in raising funds and sitting on the boards of various local organizations and institutions. But the moment his participation in the JGH began, he knew he had arrived somewhere special.
JGH’s achievements under Rick Dubrovsky’s leadership
In stepping down as JGH President, Rick Dubrovsky has completed a three-year term—2011 to 2014, one year longer than customary—that provided continuity of leadership in 2013 when Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg succeeded Dr. Hartley Stern as Executive Director.
Taking compassionate care to the next level
Imagine that you’ve decided to visit a restaurant where the food is said to be superb. And the moment you take your first bite, you’re in gastronomic heaven! Yet, when the evening is over, you vow never to return.
From Orthopedics to Oncology, the human touch makes all the difference
Left hip versus right hip: That’s all it takes for Stephen Leopold to recall, with conflicting feelings of pain and delight, what can transform a patient experience from excruciating (at an American hospital) to exceptional (at the Jewish General Hospital).
When the patient experience ends in disappointment
It seemed almost like a scene out of a suspense film—except that for Shirley Freedman Rapoport, her feelings of insecurity, isolation and vulnerability were frighteningly real.