What’s so funny? 15 years of uplifting visits by Dr. Clown
Red noses and belly laughs were abundant in the JGH lobby, as Dr. Clown’s zaniest merry-makers marked 15 years of visits to the hospital.
From the archives: Bringing the lobby and main entrance up to date
The main lobby is often the first point of contact for patients and visitors who come to the JGH. As the hospital has evolved, so has the lobby, whose information kiosks and retail outlets have been modified to keep pace with changing needs and tastes
Virtual reality transports Palliative Care patients to inspiring, exotic locales
With support from Hope & Cope, the JGH has become the first hospital in Quebec to use virtual reality goggles to boost the spirits of Palliative Care patients by enabling them to “travel” to foreign locales.
From the archives: Demonstration of an electronic stethoscope
In 1952, JGH medical personnel gathered in the Nurses’ Lecture Hall in Pavilion A for a demonstration of a multi-channel electronic stethoscope, a new device that significantly amplified sound and minimized background noise.
From the archives: Building the JGH, brick by brick
Once the campaign to build the JGH kicked off in 1929, members of the Jewish community flocked to support the project.
Digital prescriptions speed medication to patients while boosting safety
Prescription medication is reaching hospitalized patients at the JGH more quickly and safely, thanks to a digital ordering system that has been implemented more extensively than in any Quebec healthcare facility with a comparable patient population.
From the archives: How a few simple questions have made surgery safer
In 2009, the value of a surgical checklist was confirmed in research by the World Health Organization. In response, the JGH joined the growing ranks of leading hospitals around the world in 2010 by making systematic safety checks mandatory in all types of surgery.
From the archives: Why are there sinks in some administrative offices in Pavilion A?
Drop into one of the older administrative offices in Pavilion A, and you’ll find it outfitted with a desk, computer, bookshelves—and a sink.