During a telehealth session, physiotherapist Mojdeh Hedjazi uses a visual platform on her laptop to demonstrate an exercise technique to a patient.
January 2021Telehealth

High marks from Physiotherapy patients surveyed about tele-rehabilitation

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.

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Dr. Magali Lecavalier-Barsoum consults with Technologist Dennis Ip about the linear accelerator that provides radiation therapy to cancer patients in the Division of Radiation Oncology. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
January 2021Telehealth

Telehealth plays key role in Radiation Oncology, even though treatment is provided in person

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.

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Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky and the plaque that honours him in the JGH Dental Clinic.
December 2020Spotlight feature

JGH Dental Clinic to be named in honour of Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

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.

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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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Delina Maghakian, a Nurse Clinician in the JGH Heart Failure Clinic, adjusts a wristwatch-style monitor, a type of telehealth device that helps her track her patient’s vital signs remotely. (Click on any photo in this article to enlarge it.)
October 2020Telehealth

Telehealth becomes vital nursing tool in monitoring patients’ health at home

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.

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In late August, the finishing touches were placed on the painted mural that covers much of the eastern wall of Pavilion G, facing the hospital’s main entrance. The mural depicts a grateful patient and a healthcare worker, who embrace while wearing protective clothing. Swirling around them are large versions of the leaves that appear in the JGH logo. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
September 2020Spotlight feature

Mural celebrates emotional ties between patients and staff during pandemic

A new mural near the main doors of the JGH celebrates the emotional connection between patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect via Zoom to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they watch the screen and work with a client (seated) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client. Mr. Lu measures him and relays the information to his colleagues, who record the data and check the screen to gain a clear understanding of the client’s physical requirements.
September 2020Telehealth

Telehealth opens new doors—and video screens—to rehabilitation at home

From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.

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Tung Tran (left), Director of the CIUSSS’s Mental Health and Addiction Program, and Dr. Marc Miresco, JGH Director of Adult Psychiatric External Services.
July 2020Telehealth

Using the digital tools of telepsychiatry to forge emotional bonds

Using keyboard and screen to build trust between psychiatrist and patient? Not an obvious choice. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic helped telepsychiatry take root at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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Shortly after Nicole-Ann Shery (right) gave birth to Kayla on March 3, the COVID-19 lockdown began. She used telehealth to stay in touch with her midwife, Kathleen McDonald (top of staircase), who is shown in the Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre with midwife Yvette Munezero (centre) and Maëcha Nault, Head of Midwife Services. (Photo at right courtesy of Reina Price.)
July 2020Telehealth

Pandemic spurs midwives to give birth to new telehealth services

Motivated by COVID-19, midwives have given birth to new telehealth services. Using Zoom to link to moms at home, they’ve continued to provide breastfeeding support and answer questions.

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Dr. Blanca Vacaflor
June 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Telehealth intervention to reduce isolation of older adults

The elderly are especially prone to depression during the COVID-19 lockdown. That’s why the Telehealth Intervention Program for Isolated Older Adults is providing emotional support.

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