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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JGH with arrow graph
February 2021News

JGH named among Canada’s best employers in Forbes survey

A survey by Forbes magazine has ranked the JGH among Canada’s best employers—one of only three healthcare centres in Quebec to make the list.

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In the JGH Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Nurses Tracy Hodge (left) and Zaralyne Lahorra discuss clinical procedures with Dr. Nathan Messas. During treatment, the patient lies on the table and the bi plane equipment (at rear left) is brought forward. The two scanners—one at chest height and the other at head height between Ms. Hodge and Dr. Messas—can capture real-time images from two different angles and project them onto the screen at right. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
December 2020News

JGH is only Quebec hospital to unblock pulmonary arterial obstructions without open-chest surgery

The latest digital equipment is enabling patients with pulmonary hypertension to have their pulmonary arteries unblocked with a special balloon—a procedure unique to Quebec.

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Home page of the website of the Quebec COVID-19 Biobank.
December 2020News

Major expansion for biobank that stores COVID-19 samples at the JGH

A major expansion is on the way for the biobank at the JGH that collects and stores biological samples of COVID-19 for research.

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Presentations at the CIUSSS’s Public Information Meeting were made via Zoom by (top, from left) Francine Dupuis, Associate CEO; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Alan Maslin, President of the Board of Directors; (bottom, from left) Carrie Bogante, Director of Finance; Dan Gabay, Assistant Executive Director; and Maude Laliberté, Commissioner of Complaints and Quality of Service.
NewsNovember 2020

CIUSSS staff praised for dedication to healthcare users in battling COVID-19

Professionalism, leadership and person-centred care will enable CIUSSS West-Central Montreal to prevail against COVID-19, attendees were told at the fifth annual Public Information Meeting.

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Mental health app
NewsOctober 2020

New app helps family doctors track patients’ mental health in greater detail

New app will enhance the quality of mental-health treatment by helping family doctors to track their patients’ moods over time.

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In a brief ceremony at the JGH, Annick Leboeuf (rear, third from left), a Council Member of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec, presented the Close to the Heart Award for Innovation in Nursing to the Outpatient Nursing Oncology team. Holding the award is Mandy Collins (rear, centre), a Nurse Clinician in Outpatient Oncology. Among those joining them were Lucie Tremblay (front, second from left), Director of Nursing; Serge Cloutier (rear, left), Associate Director of Nursing; Erin Cook (front, right), Co-Director of Operations at the Segal Cancer Centre; Kimberly Gartshore (front, second from right), Head Nurse of Outpatient Oncology; and Elisabeth Laughrea (front, left), Chair of the Youth Committee of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
NewsSeptember 2020

JGH nursing initiative wins award for helping cancer patients manage their symptoms

A JGH nursing initiative to help cancer outpatients manage their symptoms more effectively has won an award from the Order of Nurses of Quebec.

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