When Pavilion K opened in 2016, it was an instant game-changer. Now, on its fifth anniversary, it has exceeded expectations, becoming the silent hero of the pandemic.
It’s “All systems go!” for a new digital nerve centre—the first of its kind in Quebec—where real-time data from across the CIUSSS is displayed on screens to help improve care.
The JGH is playing a key role in Canada’s largest biobank, which collects and stores samples of COVID-19 to help researchers better understand and fight the virus.
Dr. Stephen Robbins, new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, and Dr. Donna Senger, of the LDI’s Cancer Axis, have received up to $6.7 million in federal support for a drug candidate that could bring relief to hospitalized patients with a severe case of COVID-19.
For the third year in a row, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.
Telehealth is doing a good job of keeping patients connected to their healthcare providers during the pandemic, say those who were surveyed about the service.
Although radiation therapy for cancer must be administered in person, the Division of Radiation Oncology is making extensive use of telehealth to provide support to patients and keep staff in the loop.
Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, the former Chief and current Emeritus Chief of the JGH Department of Dentistry, is being honoured by having the hospital’s Dental Clinic named after him.
A major expansion is on the way for the biobank at the JGH that collects and stores biological samples of COVID-19 for research.
JGH nurses in many fields are playing a key role in using telehealth to maintain contact with patients and provide the support they need at home.