Nursing students in class in the mid-1960s in the JGH School of Nursing.
NewsSeptember 2015

Calling JGH Nursing graduates of 1965!

Members of the 1965 graduating class of the JGH School of Nursing are invited to a gala 50th-anniversary reunion at the hospital on Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1.

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At the JGH, Dr. Max Palayew teaches McGill University medical students.
MilestonesSeptember 2015

In memoriam

It is with great sadness that everyone in the JGH family notes the passing on April 1 of Dr. Max Palayew, who was Chief of the JGH Department of Radiology from 1971 to 1992.

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A resident and member of staff at the Jewish Eldercare Centre, which is among the JGH’s partner institutions in West-Central Montreal Health.
September 2015Spotlight feature

New regional healthcare network gradually finds its footing

Like a photo that comes into focus or a sculpture that slowly takes shape, a clearer image of Quebec’s new public healthcare system has gradually been emerging from the reorganization that was set in motion on April 1.

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Publications
Health tipsSeptember 2015

Your trusted source of healthcare information

An abundance of informative and reliable material on a wide array of healthcare topics is right at your fingertips, thanks to the librarians of the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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Dr. Andréa LeBlanc
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

New revelations about a possible pathway to Alzheimer’s disease

Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal
September 2015Spotlight feature

New to West-Central Montreal Health

Since April 1, key appointments have been made to the leadership and senior management of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal.

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At the JGH Jazz Festival, organizer Bryan Highbloom introduces saxophonist Mette Rasmussen and drummer Chris Corano.
NewsSeptember 2015

JGH Jazz Festival turns sweet 16

As the weather heated up in June, so did the lunch-hour atmosphere at the JGH Jazz Festival, which returned for its 16th year of free outdoor concerts for patients, visitors and staff.

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One of the novel aspects of the 2015 JGH Mini-Med School was the staged reading of a play, written and directed by Terry Griffin-Burman, with musical accompaniment by cellist Rachel Burman. The production, about the emotional ups and downs of the elderly, starred (from left) Pasquale DeBlasio, Dan Delaney, Patricia Delaney, Sheila Moriarity and Nancy Cree.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Harbouring radical ideas is vastly different from radicalization, psychiatrist explains

Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Gale “Goldie” Ostroff (right) discusses her artistic technique with JGH Occupational Therapist Andrea Blanar.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Rediscovering life’s skills
with brushes, paint and pens

Art has been removed from the clinical setting and turned into a catalyst for developing skills—such as problem-solving, organizing one’s work and being open to criticism—that help in grappling with the day-to-day demands of life.

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