At the launch of the Respect campaign, George Mullings describes how the experience of a hospitalized family member was enhanced by the respect shown by members of JGH staff.
NewsSeptember 2015

New initiative emphasizes importance
of respect for patients

The Respect campaign has been launched, an initiative of the Humanization of Care Committee, in collaboration with the Users Committee.

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Dr. Michael Dworkind
NewsSeptember 2015

Better palliative care would make euthanasia largely unnecessary, symposium told

Euthanasia that is permissible under Quebec’s Bill 52 could be avoided in many cases if more terminally ill patients had access to high-quality palliative care, says a JGH family physician.

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Emmanuelle Peyrel, a Nurse Educator on the Cardiovascular team, gets a feel for the M-shift, new equipment that will move patients in areas of Pavilion K that will open in January 2016. Emmanuelle Peyrel, a Nurse Educator on the Cardiovascular team, gets a feel for the M-shift, new equipment that will move patients in areas of Pavilion K that will open in January 2016.
NewsSeptember 2015

Countdown continues for move to Pavilion K

After five years of construction, it’s done! The JGH has been handed the keys to Pavilion K—a symbolic gesture that means the hospital now formally owns its newest wing.

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Dr. Lawrence Rudski
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Congratulations

Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology, has been promoted to full professor at McGill University.

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Heading through the countryside in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
NewsSeptember 2015

Cyclists in pace-setting event raise more than $4.9 million

In its seventh lucky year as one of Quebec’s leading fundraising events, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer brought together 1,347 cyclists and several hundred crew members from across the province to raise more than $4.9 million.

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Avi Fhima, a JGH Project Manager in Technical Services, inspects a heat recovery system on the roof of the Lady Davis Institute. This system enables the hospital to recover a substantial portion of the heat and water vapour that would otherwise escape into the air. They are reused to increase energy efficiency and reduce expenses.
NewsSeptember 2015

Certification recognizes JGH’s pro-environmental practices

The Jewish General Hospital has received certification in a national program that recognizes excellence in environmental and energy management and performance.

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Dr. Gaétan Barrette (right) is welcomed to the JGH by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg.
NewsSeptember 2015

Health Minister at JGH for symposium address

Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, visited the JGH on May 29 to deliver opening remarks at a day-long symposium.

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Dr. Christoph Borchers
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Pioneering effort to apply novel biotechnology to cancer research

The effort to find new biomarkers for cancer has received a major boost with the recent arrival at Lady Davis Institute of Dr. Christoph Borchers and the development of the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education from the American Society of Human Genetics.

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JGH News
NewsSeptember 2015

JGH News honoured among Canada’s top hospital magazines

For the second year in a row, JGH News was named one of Canada’s top general-interest hospital magazines by the Health Care Public Relations Association (HCPRA) at its annual conference in Vancouver this past May.

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