From the archives: A rousing launch for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer
Approximately 3,011 people streamed through the streets of Montreal in August 2005 in the first Weekend to End Breast Cancer, giving a major boost to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre.
Dr. Michael Pollak to co-lead Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team
Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been chosen to serve as one of two leaders of a new Canada-wide team, aimed at translating fundamental research about breast cancer into effective treatment options for patients.
From the archives: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home for JGH nurses
Working as a JGH nurse in the mid- to late 1930s was a challenge for all sorts of reasons. But even relaxing away from the workplace was no great comfort.
Dr. Michael Pollak named to Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada. The appointment recognizes the wide range of his work as a clinician, researcher and teacher.
From the archives: Five times the joy
The JGH made headlines across the continent and as far as Europe in 1992, when the hospital became the first in Quebec where quintuplets were born.
Don’t just flush your old medications – dispose of them properly
If you haven’t organized your medicine cabinet in a while, don’t delay; your expired or unused drugs need to go. Opioid abuse can occur in homes where unused drugs are discovered and consumed by children.
Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors
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.
JGH is first in Quebec to offer new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery
A new type of minimally invasive spinal surgery has been performed at the JGH for the first time in Quebec. Spinal endoscopy allows tiny surgical instruments to be inserted into the body through a single metal tube, with little or no damage to surrounding tissues.
From the archives: Taking surgery into the future
Within the first decade of its launch, the JGH was already providing patients with the most advanced treatment and the most up-to-date surgical techniques of that era.
JGH recognized for eliminating unnecessary tests and procedures
The JGH has been certified by Choosing Wisely Canada for eliminating tests and procedures that are unnecessary, as determined by the latest research. As a result, patients have less exposure to potential harm, plus reduced stress.