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.
Retirement of Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, veteran Psychiatry researcher
Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz is retiring after more than 30 years of research into maternal and reproductive mental health, as well as playing a leadership role in research at the JGH.
“Dignity, autonomy and personal recovery” underpin new JGH psychiatry unit
JGH psychiatry patients are now being treated in the newly renovated Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. It’s brighter and airier, with private beds and more space that emphasizes privacy and healing.
ICFP’s 50th anniversary is a highlight of Psychiatry’s JGH timeline
The inauguration of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry in 1969 was a pivotal event in the 73-year history of the JGH Department of Psychiatry.
Seeing the psychiatric patient as more than an isolated individual
The name says it all: The Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry has excelled for 50 years by seeing the patient not just as an individual, but as someone with complex ties to family and community, against a backdrop of religion, race and ethnicity.
New centre offers support to users of Psychiatry services
Need information about mental health and related community services? Check out the JGH’s new Resource Centre in the lobby of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. Computer terminals, a library and friendly volunteers will help you find what you need.
Focus on youth at 11th annual Psychiatry Research Day
Youths at risk were the focus of discussions among healthcare professionals in the mental health field at the JGH Department of Psychiatry’s 11th annual Research Day in April.
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Victor Goldbloom, O.C., O.Q., who died on February 15 at the age of 92.
Throughout the year, the JGH Foundation hosts or benefits from a wide variety of events that call upon all of us to support initiatives that empower the Jewish General Hospital.
Dr. Karl Looper has been named Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry at the JGH.