Tung Tran (left), Director of the CIUSSS’s Mental Health and Addiction Program, and Dr. Marc Miresco, JGH Director of Adult Psychiatric External Services.
July 2020Spotlight feature

Using the digital tools of telepsychiatry to forge emotional bonds

Using keyboard and screen to build trust between psychiatrist and patient? Not an obvious choice. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic helped telepsychiatry take root at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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With faces covered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaders cut the ribbon to officially open the JGH’s Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. From left: Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addition Program of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Larry Sidel, Executive Vice-President of the JGH Foundation; Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS; Edward Wiltzer, Past Chairman of the Board of the JGH Foundation; and Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the Foundation.
July 2020News

“Dignity, autonomy and personal recovery” underpin new JGH psychiatry unit

JGH psychiatry patients are now being treated in the newly renovated Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. It’s brighter and airier, with private beds and more space that emphasizes privacy and healing.

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Dr. Mark Basik
July 2020Milestones

Dr. Mark Basik to lead Scientific Advisory Committee of Cancer Research Society

Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at the JGH and a senior investigator in the Lady Davis Institute, has been appointed President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Cancer Research Society.

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Shortly after Nicole-Ann Shery (right) gave birth to Kayla on March 3, the COVID-19 lockdown began. She used telehealth to stay in touch with her midwife, Kathleen McDonald (top of staircase), who is shown in the Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre with midwife Yvette Munezero (centre) and Maëcha Nault, Head of Midwife Services. (Photo at right courtesy of Reina Price.)
July 2020Spotlight feature

Pandemic spurs midwives to give birth to new telehealth services

Motivated by COVID-19, midwives have given birth to new telehealth services. Using Zoom to link to moms at home, they’ve continued to provide breastfeeding support and answer questions.

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