Larry Katz, a former JGH patient, and his spouse, Carol Adams, demonstrate how they connected to the Hospital@Home program via a smartphone that was lent to them by the JGH. Several times a day, they used the phone to take calls or participate in video meetings to update the care team about Mr. Katz’s recuperation at home. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2022News

Patients in pioneering JGH program are monitored remotely while completing recovery at home

Hospital@Home, a pace-setting JGH program, allows certain patients to complete their recovery at home and still be continuously monitored by a hospital care team.

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Users can get visual directions (left), text directions (centre) and maps of specific areas in the hospital in a new app from the JGH Users’ Committee. (Click on this or any illustration to enlarge it.)
March 2022News

Confused by the route to your JGH destination? Now there’s an app for that!

Confused trying to find your way in the hospital? You’re in luck! The JGH Users’ Committee has created an app get you to your destination.

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Geerththana Arasaratnam (left) and Mishell Dufresne, Licensed Practical Nurses, perform a hearing test on newborn Skander in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
February 2022News

All infants born at JGH now being tested for possible hearing loss

The JGH is among the first several healthcare centres in Quebec to routinely screen for possible hearing loss in all infants born in the hospital.

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In the COVID@HOME program, certain COVID-19 patients complete their recovery in a virtual ward at home (left). Digital technology enables them to stay in touch with the virtual care team at the hospital and to have their vital signs remotely monitored by the care team on a regular basis.
January 2022News

Virtual ward created in patients’ homes in pioneering COVID@HOME project

COVID@HOME, a new program, allows certain COVID-19 patients to be discharged from the JGH and return to home to a virtual ward.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes
December 2021News

Dr. Roderick McInnes promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada

Dr. Roderick McInnes, who recently stepped down as Director of the Lady Davis Institute, has been promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Celebrating the inauguration of the new daycare centre at the JGH are (clockwise, from the top) Josie Gemma, Daycare Centre Director; David Diachidos, Chief of Laundry and Linen Services and President of the centre’s Board of Directors; CIUSSS President and CEO Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg; Associate CEO Francine Dupuis; Beverly Kravitz, Director of Human Resources, Communications, Legal Affairs and Global Security; Nursing Director Lucie Tremblay; and Julie Ricciardi, Assistant to Dr. Rosenberg.
NewsNovember 2021

After years of planning, daycare centre opens at the JGH

After years of anticipation, a new daycare centre has arrived on the grounds of the Jewish General Hospital.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Acting Chief of Radiation Oncology, with one of his Division’s linear accelerators. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021News

Major construction to install new cancer-fighting linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology

Construction is under way to install a fourth linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology, making cancer treatment faster and more accurate.

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Reception area of the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
July 2021News

JGH opens Wellness in Aging Centre to enhance care for the elderly

To meet the growing needs of the elderly, the JGH has launched the Susan & Aron Lieberman Family Wellness in Aging Geriatric Centre, with nearly triple the space of the previous facility.

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Dr. Ali Abualsaud (right), an Interventional Cardiologist, performs a minimally invasive procedure at the JGH to replace a patient’s failing aortic valve. Working with Dr. Abualsaud is Dr. Felix Ma, a Cardiac Surgeon. Dr. Abualsaud wears a HoloLens headset, which connects him—via a communications platform developed by Auger Groupe Conseil—with Caroline Merineau, a clinical specialist at Medtronic Canada in Trois-Rivières. So advanced is the headset’s digital technology that Dr. Abualsaud and Ms. Merineau feel almost as if they are side by side in the JGH’s hybrid operating room, as they discuss the fine points of the artificial valve, which Medtronic manufactures. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

In a world first, JGH enables Toronto specialist to virtually attend Montreal surgery

Innovative use of HoloLens technology has enabled the JGH to greatly enhance the ability of surgical experts at remote locations to view JGH operations and offer guidance.

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To discuss the cobas 8800 and its automated analysis of samples in COVID 19 tests, Dr. Jerry Zaharatos meets at the JGH with (centre) Melissa Tomkinson, Laboratory Manger of Microbiology and Genetics, and with Argyroula Terzidis, Administrative Coordinator of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

New automated lab technology produces faster results for COVID-19 tests

Results of COVID-19 tests are available faster than ever, now that new equipment is performing the automated, molecular tests at the JGH.

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