Marisol Miro
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMarch 2018

New ombudsman sees complaints as stepping-stones to better care

A complaint about an adverse incident, no matter how regrettable, can potentially be transformed into an instrument of change that leads to improvements in health care and social services, says the new Ombudsman for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

Dr. Huy Le
March 2018Milestones

Chief appointed for new Department of Medical Imaging

Dr. Huy Le has been appointed the first JGH Chief of the Department of Medical Imaging, having joined the hospital in 2009.

In the meeting room of Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda, Dr. Jacques Corcos, a JGH Urologist, delivers a lecture to staff about the medical condition that he and other volunteers have been treating during their twice-yearly visits.
Feature articlesMarch 2018

JGH healthcare staff perform desperately needed surgery in Rwanda

A JGH urologic surgeon and two of the hospital’s nurses have earned the gratitude of a dozen young African mothers, after travelling to Rwanda as volunteers to treat a condition that is distressingly common among African women.

Patricia Urrico raises a bottle of water in a toast to the importance of staying hydrated in winter.
Health tipsMarch 2018

Bottoms up! Keeping hydrated is as important in winter as in summer

When the days are warm, it’s second nature for many of us to keep our water bottles handy. But it’s also crucial to stay hydrated when we’re being hit with arctic winds and a dumping of snow.

Dr. Andrew Karaplis
March 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Significant breakthrough in treating osteoporosis

A significantly reduced risk of bone fractures among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis has been reported, following a clinical trial that was conducted, in part, at the JGH.

Ioana-Gabriela Iulius with her baby at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic.
March 2018News

Breastfeeding clinic celebrates new location and neighbourly collaboration

Now that staff at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic have cut the red ribbon for their new premises, they’ll soon be strengthening their natural connection with the nearby Post-Partum Unit.

Employer EN
March 2018News

Six in a row! JGH named a top employer again this year

For the sixth year in a row, the Jewish General Hospital has been singled out as one of Montreal’s top employers, in recognition of the support and leadership it provides to members of staff.

Eleanor Diamond(left), Team Leader of the Braille Production Service at MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, and Christine Théorêt, an MAB-Mackay client, play braille Scrabble during the White Cane Week event at the JGH.
March 2018News

Taking a peek into the world of the visually impaired

To truly understand visual impairment, a sighted person sometimes needs to step into a dimmer world. That was the concept behind a special event at the JGH where curious individuals donned masks and picked up white canes.

A pelvic cancer patient undergoes single-site incision surgery, with the instruments of a surgical robot inserted through a special device and into a one-inch incision in the navel.
March 2018Spotlight feature

JGH leads Canada in performing advanced robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer

The JGH has become the first hospital in Canada to perform an advanced type of robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer, in which all of the medical instruments are inserted into the abdomen via a single, tiny incision in the navel.