Inhalation therapist Brian Camacho checks his equipment in the room of a COVID-19 patient in Pavilion K. Note the spacious room’s ability to accommodate numerous medical tools and instruments. Since much of the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling by mechanical arms, staff can move around with ease and safety. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
April 2021Feature articles

On its fifth anniversary, Pavilion K emerges as the silent hero of the pandemic

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.

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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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In the JGH Laundry, (from left) Richard Gamble, Hassan Hersi, Onika McIntosh, Marietta Herrera and Linda Klupper are among the employees who are helping the hospital and its patients cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing a reliable supply of clean linen, towels, scrubs, gowns, protective clothing and other items.
Feature articlesMay 2020

Fighting COVID by flushing it down the drain

COVID-19 can’t stand being scalded, soaped, beaten and flushed down the drain by a washing machine. Scrubbing it away on a huge scale is the role of the JGH Laundry.

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Screenshot from a JGH video: Healthcare providers use a manikin to simulate the treatment of a COVID-positive patient who had a cardiac arrest shortly after arriving at the hospital.
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2020

JGH Zoom presentation on treating COVID-19 patients draws over 500 participants from Quebec hospitals

To help fight COVID-19, healthcare providers across Quebec are viewing videos of simulation exercises, conducted by the JGH Emergency Medicine Simulation team.

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More than 50 senior healthcare professionals met on February 17 to conduct a tabletop simulation, in case a patient with a confirmed case of the coronavirus arrives at the JGH. The event was co-chaired and co-organized by Dr. Marc Afilalo (centre in white coat) and Dr. Paul Brisebois (left, in dark jacket).
February 2020News

Detailed plans reviewed to ensure JGH is ready for coronavirus patients

Tabletop simulation involves numerous inter-disciplinary experts A pivotal gathering of more than 50 senior JGH medical specialists and healthcare professionals has enabled the hospital to further heighten its state of preparedness, in case patients with confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are admitted for treatment. The JGH is one of …

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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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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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Dr. Michael Tessler
January 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Risk of death does not rise during overnight emergency surgery, study reveals

Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.

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During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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Cutting the red ribbon to inaugurate the Azriel Heart Centre are (from left) Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; Edward Wiltzer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Stephanie Azrieli of the Azrieli Foundation; Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation; and Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre.
NewsSeptember 2017

Major boost to JGH’s cardiovascular program through new Azrieli Heart Centre

The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.

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