Allen Rubin, President of the JGH Board of Governors
April 2016News

“Re-imagined, re-invigorated” JGH Board of Governors holds first meeting

As the JGH Board of Governors prepared to get down to business at its historic inaugural meeting, President Allen Rubin reminded his fellow members that the new Board is “empowered to make crucial decisions that affect the ability of the Jewish General Hospital to provide its patients with care of superior quality.”

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The team heading the implementation of the Patient Order Sets consists (from left) Bob Lapointe (IT Lead), Gosia Radaczynska (representative, Think Research), Dr. Elizabeth MacNamara (Medical Lead), Geneviève Beaudoin (Clinical Lead) and Serge Cloutier (Nursing Lead). Projected on the screen behind them is a sample Patient Order Set.
April 2016News

Making instructions for patient care clearer, faster, safer

New digital Patient Order Sets contain comprehensive instructions for nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists and other members of healthcare staff who provide care for patients.

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Dr. H. Gilbert Welch cautions the audience in the Block Amphitheatre that too much medical care can sometimes be as hazardous as too little.
April 2016News

Excessive medical treatment can be hazardous, doctor warns

All too often, excessive or unnecessary medical treatment has the potential to be as harmful as too little care.

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Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou
April 2016News

High score for patients’ prompt discharge after liver surgery

JGH patients who undergo a liver resection—removal of a large portion of the organ due to cancer—have among the shortest hospital stays for this procedure in North America.

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Dr. Gerald Batist welcomes a delegation of French cancer experts to the Segal Cancer Centre.
April 2016News

French cancer experts explore JGH research and care

The Jewish General Hospital’s French connection has been strengthened with the visit of six senior members of staff from the Regional Cancer Centre of the University Hospital Centre of Poitiers.

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Dr. Walter Gotlieb (third from left) with multidisciplinary participants in a public lecture on the patient experience.
April 2016News

Lecture series focuses on multidisciplinary cancer care

The Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH has kicked off a series of public lectures, focusing on the hospital’s multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.

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In the Segal Cancer Centre, Brigitte Huhn accepts a chocolate and Christmas greetings from Marc-André Geoffrion, an instructor at the Firefighters’ Academy.
April 2016News

Spreading smiles, good will and chocolates for Christmas

The warmth and cheer of Christmas spread through the JGH on Dec. 23, with a visit by 11 trainees from the Firefighters’ Academy in Mirabel.

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Proper disinfection of a blood-pressure machine is discussed by (from left) Silvana Perna, Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Control, nurse Debra Hyland, and Luisa Neri of Enviro Services. To minimize the spread of infectious microorganisms, a sign of precautionary instructions hangs over the door, clean gloves and disinfectant wipes are on the wall to the right of the door, and clean gowns are available in the receptacle to the right of the door.
NewsSeptember 2015

C. difficile rates plummet with implementation of preventive measures

A focused commitment to combatting C. difficile at the JGH has led to a steep drop in infection rates, thanks in large part to efforts spearheaded by the Department of Nursing.

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During his chemotherapy at the Segal Cancer Centre in pre-COVID times, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Centre, and Erin Cook, who is now Co-Director of Operations and Clinical Administrative Coordinator.
NewsSeptember 2015

New technology dramatically cuts waiting times for cancer patients

A new electronic scheduler that manages appointments has dramatically cut the time that patients wait before receiving their first chemotherapy session in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.

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At the launch of the Respect campaign, George Mullings describes how the experience of a hospitalized family member was enhanced by the respect shown by members of JGH staff.
NewsSeptember 2015

New initiative emphasizes importance
of respect for patients

The Respect campaign has been launched, an initiative of the Humanization of Care Committee, in collaboration with the Users Committee.

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