Liz Wiener, Co-President of the JGH Auxiliary, in the Milly Lande Boutique, which The Auxiliary operates in the hospital’s main lobby.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2023

Liz Wiener plays key role in guiding Auxiliary into digital age

With guidance from Co-President Liz Wiener, The JGH Auxiliary is reinvigorating itself by making greater use of digital tools and social media.

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Dr. Denny Laporta in the Intensive Care Unit at the JGH.
January 2023Milestones

New award in respiratory therapy named in honour of Dr. Denny Laporta

As Dr. Denny Laporta eases into semi-retirement in Intensive Care, an award has been established in his honour.

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Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos (right) meets with leaders of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, including (from left) Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Erin Cook, Administrative Co-Director, Virtual Care, and Associate Director of Quality, Transformation, Evaluation, Performance and Ethics; Dr. Lawrence Rudski, Medical Director of Virtual Care; and Lucie Tremblay, Associate CEO.
NewsNovember 2022

Federal health minister calls CIUSSS “absolutely essential partner” in digital transformation

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has said he considers CIUSSS West-Central Montreal an “absolutely essential partner” in digital transformation.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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Larry Katz, a former JGH patient, and his spouse, Carol Adams, demonstrate how they connected to the Hospital@Home program via a smartphone that was lent to them by the JGH. Several times a day, they used the phone to take calls or participate in video meetings to update the care team about Mr. Katz’s recuperation at home. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2022News

Patients in pioneering JGH program are monitored remotely while completing recovery at home

Hospital@Home, a pace-setting JGH program, allows certain patients to complete their recovery at home and still be continuously monitored by a hospital care team.

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Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky and the plaque that honours him in the JGH Dental Clinic.
March 2022Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky

Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, Chief Emeritus of the JGH Department of Dentistry, has passed away at the age of 92.

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Brian Glazer, who was delighted with the care he received at the JGH when he was hospitalized with COVID-19, is among those whose experiences are described in COVID Stories, published by the JGH Humanization of Care Committee.
Feature articlesMarch 2022

The trauma of COVID-19: Patient unconvinced he was alive after 17 days of unconsciousness

The experience of a COVID-19 patient who endured 17 days of unconsciousness is among the stories published by the JGH Humanization of Care Committee.

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Some of the many Valentine’s Day cards that students at Carlyle International School hand-decorated this year to express their appreciation for the work of JGH staff. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesFebruary 2022

Students send their hearts to JGH staff on Valentine’s Day

Students from five schools are expressing their thanks to JGH staff in hundreds of hand-drawn Valentine’s Day cards.

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In the COVID@HOME program, certain COVID-19 patients complete their recovery in a virtual ward at home (left). Digital technology enables them to stay in touch with the virtual care team at the hospital and to have their vital signs remotely monitored by the care team on a regular basis.
January 2022News

Virtual ward created in patients’ homes in pioneering COVID@HOME project

COVID@HOME, a new program, allows certain COVID-19 patients to be discharged from the JGH and return to home to a virtual ward.

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Dr. Brent Richards
January 2022Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Researchers identify protective gene variant against COVID-19

A global study, in which the LDI participated, has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe infection by COVID-19.

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