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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With faces covered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, leaders cut the ribbon to officially open the JGH’s Carole and Andrew Harper Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. From left: Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addition Program of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Larry Sidel, Executive Vice-President of the JGH Foundation; Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS; Edward Wiltzer, Past Chairman of the Board of the JGH Foundation; and Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the Foundation.
July 2020News

“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.

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Members of the Digital Health team gather online for a video conference. Top, from left: Michael Shulha, Dr. Justin Cross and Sabine Cohen. Bottom, from left: Danina Kapetanovic, Anna D’Ambra and William Laurin (of the Telehealth Support Centre).
June 2020Telehealth

How COVID-19 yanked telehealth out of the future and into our daily lives

At first, telehealth seemed like a distant dream. But when COVID-19 hit, the CIUSSS and the JGH made telehealth a part of daily life.

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June 2020News

JGH again named a leader in annual Newsweek survey

For the second year in a row, a Newsweek survey has named the JGH Quebec’s best hospital and among the top five in Canada.

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Dr. Justin Cross, Chief Digital Health Officer for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
April 2020News

Public’s participation sought in predicting COVID-19 hotspots

By completing the Daily Coronavirus Survey, members of the public will provide CIUSSS West-Central Montreal with digital data that will help predict potential hotspots and improve the allocation of resources.

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In the JGH Emergency Department, Lucie Tremblay (right), Director of Nursing, chats informally with Nurse Clinician Valerie Lok, who presents her own unique perspective on the department’s day-to-day successes and difficulties.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2020

To improve care, senior managers get up-close and personal with patients and staff

By getting away from their desks and regularly touring their facilities, senior managers in our CIUSSS get up-close and personal with healthcare users and staff. This helps them better understand what’s working well and what needs improvement.

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Joanne Côté, Director of Quality, Innovation, Evaluation, Performance and Clinical Ethics for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, accepts the Innovation team’s certificate from Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (centre), President and CEO of the CIUSSS, and John Whelton, Vice-President of Operations of the Leading Edge Group.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2019

Near-perfect score for CIUSSS in Lean certification

CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has bocame the world’s first healthcare network certified as a Lean Centre of Excellence by the Leading Edge Group. This recognizes that the CIUSSS continuously strives to improve services for users of health care and social services.

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In her winning photo in the “A Shot of Happiness” competition, Vidette Uon, a nurse at Info-Santé, captured the twinkling Montreal skyline at sunset this past August. Its focal point is the enormous, illuminated Tower of Song mural, which covers the side of one building as a tribute to the late singer-composer, Leonard Cohen.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2019

Summer pictures turn up the heat in staff photo competition

Congratulations to this year’s winners of “A Shot of Happiness,” the photo contest for staff of our CIUSSS, on the theme of “The Rhythm of Summer in Montreal.” Pictures by 55 employees from 15 facilities competed for the top three spots and two honourable mentions.

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Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO, at the fourth annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2019

Future of care envisioned as a balance between technology and emotion

Health care and social services are being improved by balancing innovative digital technology with an individual’s need for compassion and respect, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, said at the healthcare network’s Public Information Meeting.

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In the JGH Emergency Department, Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre, in lab coat) discusses the activities of the Rapid Assessment Zone with Danielle McCann (centre, in glasses).
June 2019News

Health minister focuses on emergency services and infection prevention in JGH tour

Coping with the high volume of emergency patients and preventing the spread of infection were the focus of attention on June 25 during a visit to the JGH by Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services.

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