In the JGH Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Nurses Tracy Hodge (left) and Zaralyne Lahorra discuss clinical procedures with Dr. Nathan Messas. During treatment, the patient lies on the table and the bi plane equipment (at rear left) is brought forward. The two scanners—one at chest height and the other at head height between Ms. Hodge and Dr. Messas—can capture real-time images from two different angles and project them onto the screen at right. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
December 2020News

JGH is only Quebec hospital to unblock pulmonary arterial obstructions without open-chest surgery

The latest digital equipment is enabling patients with pulmonary hypertension to have their pulmonary arteries unblocked with a special balloon—a procedure unique to Quebec.

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Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky and the plaque that honours him in the JGH Dental Clinic.
December 2020Spotlight feature

JGH Dental Clinic to be named in honour of Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, the former Chief and current Emeritus Chief of the JGH Department of Dentistry, is being honoured by having the hospital’s Dental Clinic named after him.

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Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
December 2020Milestones

Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.

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Dr. Laurence Kirmayer
December 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer honoured with two prestigious awards

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, has received major awards from the American Family Therapy Academy and the American Psychiatric Association.

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Home page of the website of the Quebec COVID-19 Biobank.
December 2020News

Major expansion for biobank that stores COVID-19 samples at the JGH

A major expansion is on the way for the biobank at the JGH that collects and stores biological samples of COVID-19 for research.

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