During the move on January 24, an incubator is checked en route to the new Neonatal Intesive Care Unit in Pavilion K, where noise levels and the number of alarms are noticeably lower.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Quality of care already on the upswing in Pavilion K

Just weeks since it swung into operation, Pavilion K already appears to be improving the well-being of patients and the quality of their care.

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Phil Anzarut (centre) gives a proud thumbs-up as he and members of his Bikus Urachus team cross the finish line in the 2015 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
April 2016Feature articles

Rare form of cancer is focus of Canada-wide study

As Phil Anzarut gears up for his fourth Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, he’s heartened by his progress in raising awareness among researchers and the public about the rare form of cancer that cast a shadow over his life four years ago.

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In February 2014, Dr. Victor Goldbloom (right) accompanied Rick Dubrovsky, President of the JGH Board of Directors, on a tour of the newly completed Emergency Department in Pavilion K.
April 2016Milestones

In memoriam

Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Victor Goldbloom, O.C., O.Q., who died on February 15 at the age of 92.

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The team heading the implementation of the Patient Order Sets consists (from left) Bob Lapointe (IT Lead), Gosia Radaczynska (representative, Think Research), Dr. Elizabeth MacNamara (Medical Lead), Geneviève Beaudoin (Clinical Lead) and Serge Cloutier (Nursing Lead). Projected on the screen behind them is a sample Patient Order Set.
April 2016News

Making instructions for patient care clearer, faster, safer

New digital Patient Order Sets contain comprehensive instructions for nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and other members of healthcare staff who provide care for patients.

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OneWalk to Conquer Cancer
April 2016Feature articles

Take a giant step in the fight against cancer

August 20 will mark the kick-off of OneWalk to Conquer Cancer, a 25-kilometre walk through the streets of Montreal, benefiting the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.

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At the conclusion of a news conference on January 18, Health and Social Services Minister Gaétan Barrette (with scissors) cuts a red ribbon to officially open Pavilion K. Joining him are (from left) Dr. Louise Miner, Director of Professional Services; Lawrence Bergman, former MNA for D’Arcy-McGee; Francine Dupuis, Associate Executive Director of West-Central Montreal Health; Pierre Arcand, Minister of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Parks; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health; Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of West-Central Montreal Health; Allen Rubin, President of the JGH Board of Governors; Georges Bendavid, Director of Technical Services; Johanne Boileau, Director of Nursing; and Joanne Côté, Associate Director for Innovation and for Quantitative and Prescriptive Analysis.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Health minister officially opens Pavilion K

Praising the Jewish General Hospital as “a crown jewel in our hospital network,” Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, cut a red ribbon on January 18 to officially open Pavilion K.

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Spyridoula Xenocostas
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Developing social research to advance clinical practice

For Spyridoula Xenocostas, the practical applications of research hold abundant promise for healthcare users.

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The Agora, the large hall and entryway just inside the main doors of Pavilion K.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Private donations remain vital to Pavilion K’s success

As patients reap the benefits of the improved healthcare services and enhanced environment of Pavilion K, private donors have been crucial in ensuring that many vital elements of the new critical-care wing are in place.

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At a session organized by the Jewish Public Library, author/researcher Maria Guzzo meets with secondary students at United Talmud Torah School to talk about emotional expression.
April 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New attempt to understand the positive impact of expressive writing

A Montreal author and researcher is undertaking an in-depth study to determine how and why a positive impact is made through expressive writing.

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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch cautions the audience in the Block Amphitheatre that too much medical care can sometimes be as hazardous as too little.
April 2016News

Excessive medical treatment can be hazardous, doctor warns

All too often, excessive or unnecessary medical treatment has the potential to be as harmful as too little care.

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