Dr. Maurice Anidjar, Chief of the Department of Urology, destroys prostate cancer cells by performing a minimally invasive procedure known as irreversible electroporation (IRE). Irreparable holes are created in the cells by an electrical field that is created by encircling the tumour with electrodes. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2024Spotlight feature

Improved surgical procedures offer new hope in treating prostate cancer

Minimally invasive procedures—one new, one upgraded—are viable alternatives to radical surgery and radiation therapy.

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At the JGH’s first robotic colorectal surgery on January 18, Dr. Allison Pang (at left, near the rear wall) sits at a console, looks through a viewfinder and guides the movements of the four robotic arms (at centre, over the operating table). Displayed on several screens are images of the interior of the patient’s body, relayed by a fibre-optic camera at the tip of one of the robotic arms. Observing the surgery is Dr. Susie Lau (right), an expert in robotic surgery for gynecologic oncology.
February 2024Spotlight feature

Robotic colorectal surgery launched at the JGH

Colorectal surgeons are using a robot to perform certain minimally invasive procedures with greater ease, accuracy and speed.

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Cover of Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg’s new book, Patients Matter Most: How Healthcare is Becoming Personal Again.
August 2023Spotlight feature

New book by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg explores healthcare revolution that’s already under way

“Patient’s Matter Most”, a new book by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, is an overview of the dramatic changes that health care is currently undergoing.

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Cover of the newly published biography, Repairing the World: Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy.
June 2023Spotlight feature

From tragedy to triumph: New biography celebrates Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope

New book examines how Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope forged a breakthrough in supporting cancer patients.

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Members of the Digital Health team discuss the development of the Connected Health Record.
November 2022Spotlight feature

How the Connected Health Record helps ensure the right care at the right time in the right location

In part 2 of his Q&A conversation, Dr. Justin Cross explains why developing a Connected Health Record presents such significant challenges.

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Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
October 2022Spotlight feature

Introducing the Connected Health Record for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer, presents an overview of the mega-project to create a single uniform health record for the CIUSSS.

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While hospitalized, Paraskevi Dogantzi (left) enjoys knitting during a visit from Shibo Yu, a physiotherapy student with the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Ms. Yu keeps Ms. Dogantzi physically active and mentally stimulated with conversation, games and light exercises. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
March 2022Spotlight feature

Enhancing care for older in-patients is an eye-opening education for McGill students

Elderly in-patients are benefiting from physical exercise and mental stimulation provided by McGill University students in the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program.

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OROT, the connected health innovation hub of the JGH (within CIUSSS West-Central Montreal), links private-sector entrepreneurs with public-sector healthcare experts. This is helping to solve the puzzle of how creativity can be nurtured, so that new products and tools are developed to improve the delivery of care. (Click on this or any image to enlarge it.)
October 2021Spotlight feature

Bringing new technology to life through OROT, the JGH’s innovation hub

OROT, the innovation hub of the JGH and the CIUSSS, is linking entrepreneurs with healthcare experts to develop new products for better care.

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In the Command Centre at the JGH, the mental health care of patients and clients is discussed by (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Program for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Chloé Décarie-Drolet, Interim Associate to the Assistant Executive Director; and Mark Demaine, Coordinator of Specialized Services in the Adult Mental Health Continuum. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
September 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre is key to streamlining access to care in mental health

The new Command Centre is proving effective in preventing bottlenecks—especially in the Emergency Department—for those needing prompt psychiatric or psychological support.

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In the Command Centre at the JGH, the discharge and/or transfer of patients is discussed by Suzette Chung (seated), Head of Discharge Planning for the hospital; and by (from left) Matthew Wener, Physiotherapist and team member in the Access Point for Rehabilitation Beds in Physical Health and Respiratory Care; Arleyne Coombs, Chief of Social Services; Marcia Da Silva, Social Worker in the Directorate of Mental Health and Addiction; and Thu Hanh Ngo Nguyen, Access Program Manager. The screens behind them display up-to-date information about the condition and progress of healthcare users in the JGH and in other CIUSSS facilities. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021Spotlight feature

New Command Centre helps free up beds for patients needing immediate care

Thanks to the new Command Centre at the JGH, fewer patients are experiencing significant delays in being discharged from the hospital.

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