Throughout the year, the JGH Foundation hosts or benefits from a wide variety of events that call upon all of us to support initiatives that empower the Jewish General Hospital.
New Co-Presidents build
on a foundation of friendship
The new Co-Presidents of The JGH Auxiliary have been friends since they were teenagers.
Survivors look back at cancer
and forward to life
What could easily have descended into introspective regret became, instead, a reclamation of optimism during Hope & Cope’s annual gathering to celebrate the survivors of cancer.
Becoming a man of vision: Finding satisfaction in glaucoma education
No one who knew me at a young age would have believed I’d end up working in a hospital. But here at the JGH, I’m an Ophthalmic Technician, as well as Project Manager of the McGill Glaucoma Information Centre
Overwhelming satisfaction for Geriatric Oncology Clinic
In a survey of cancer patients over the age of 65, the JGH’s Geriatric Oncology Clinic has achieved glowing reviews, with a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent or better in response to more than two-thirds of the survey’s 27 questions.
C. difficile rates plummet with implementation of preventive measures
A focused commitment to combatting C. difficile at the JGH has led to a steep drop in infection rates, thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by the Department of Nursing.
Warning against “genetic over-diagnosis” in breast cancer screening
It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.
New technology dramatically cuts waiting times for cancer patients
A new electronic scheduler that manages appointments has dramatically cut the time that patients wait before receiving their first chemotherapy session in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.
Dr. Roberta Shear, a member of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000, has been named Director of Obstetrics, the Family Birthing Centre and Obstetrical Ultrasound.
Make your house a “home safe home”
Even with the arrival of great summer weather, we still spend a lot of time indoors. That’s why it’s always the season to make sure our homes are safe and healthy.