With faces covered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaders cut the ribbon to officially open the JGH’s Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. From left: Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addition Program of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Larry Sidel, Executive Vice-President of the JGH Foundation; Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS; Edward Wiltzer, Past Chairman of the Board of the JGH Foundation; and Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the Foundation.
July 2020News

“Dignity, autonomy and personal recovery” underpin new JGH psychiatry unit

JGH psychiatry patients are now being treated in the newly renovated Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. It’s brighter and airier, with private beds and more space that emphasizes privacy and healing.

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June 2020News

JGH again named a leader in annual Newsweek survey

For the second year in a row, a Newsweek survey has named the JGH Quebec’s best hospital and among the top five in Canada.

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Dr. Mel Schwartz
May 2020News

With private dental offices closed, JGH provides safety net for dental emergencies

During the COVID-19 crisis, while private dentists’ offices are closed, the JGH Department of Dentistry is providing emergency care to members of the public who would otherwise have nowhere else to turn.

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Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
April 2020News

Public’s participation sought in predicting COVID-19 hotspots

By completing the Daily Coronavirus Survey, members of the public will provide CIUSSS West-Central Montreal with digital data that will help predict potential hotspots and improve the allocation of resources.

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More than 50 senior healthcare professionals met on February 17 to conduct a tabletop simulation, in case a patient with a confirmed case of the coronavirus arrives at the JGH. The event was co-chaired and co-organized by Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre in white coat) and Dr. Paul Brisebois (left, in dark jacket).
February 2020News

Detailed plans reviewed to ensure JGH is ready for coronavirus patients

Tabletop simulation involves numerous inter-disciplinary experts A pivotal gathering of more than 50 senior JGH medical specialists and healthcare professionals has enabled the hospital to further heighten its state of preparedness, in case patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted for treatment. The JGH is one of …

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Senator E. Leo Kolber
January 2020News

In memoriam: Senator E. Leo Kolber

Leaders and staff of the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal extend their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Senator E. Leo Kolber, who died on January 9 after a distinguished career in politics and business.

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Dr. Jean Zigby, Associate Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, chairs a discussion on vaping with panelists (from left) Prof. Prabhat Jha, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Toronto; Flory Doucas, Co-Director of the Quebec Coalition for Tobacco Control; and Joseph Erban, a Smoking Cessation Counsellor at the JGH.
December 2019News

Skepticism expressed over vaping’s value in helping smokers to kick the habit

Can vaping help nicotine addicts kick the tobacco habit? Maybe in some cases, says Joseph Erban, the JGH’s Smoking Cessation Counsellor. But he opposes using vaping products for this purpose, because they haven’t undergone proper testing or quality control.

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After surgery, Giovannina Agostinelli receives information about her medications from Pharmacist Dana Wazzan (left) and Emanuela Ciarlelli, Head Nurse on 8West.
NewsNovember 2019

Opioid addiction is target of new JGH guidelines

As the toll of opioid addiction grows, new JGH guidelines have been approved to reduce the maximum amount of opioid medication that some surgery patients receive when discharged from the hospital.

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Dr. Susan Mitchell with Dr. Ruby Friedman, JGH Director of Geriatrics
NewsNovember 2019

Maximizing comfort for individuals with advanced dementia

When those with advanced dementia are receiving care that’s meant to maximize comfort, what should be avoided? Transferring them to a hospital, tube-feeding them, and testing or treating them for a bacterial infection, a U.S. geriatrics expert has told a JGH audience.

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In the lobby of the JGH, a patient is entertained by Jeanette and Frankie, members of Dr. Clown, who are marking 15 years of the organization’s connection to the hospital.
NewsSeptember 2019

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.

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