In the Clinical Access Service at the JGH, patient Heidy Jampen (left) discusses her treatment for atrial fibrillation with the Service’s Head Nurse, Jessica Pinto (right), and with Clinical Nurse Specialist Sorphea Hul.
April 2024Feature articles

New alternative to emergency treatment for patients with irregular heartbeat

With a referral, patients with atrial fibrillation can now bypass the JGH Emergency Department and receive care in the Clinical Access Service.

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Dr. Kaelan Gobeil Odai (centre), a resident in emergency medicine, intubates a manikin during an exercise in the JGH’s new Emergency Medicine Simulation Centre. Assisting him are Respiratory Therapist Irina Potlog (left) and Charbel Atallah, an Interim Nurse Consultant in the Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, (Click on this photo to enlarge it.)
July 2023News

New simulation centre helps prepare Emergency staff for difficult real-life cases

A new Emergency Medicine Simulation Centre that’s bright, roomy and technologically sophisticated has opened at the JGH.

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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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Orderly Janice Kernohan hands a care kit filled with personal hygiene items to a patient in the Emergency Department.
December 2021Feature articles

When a toothbrush can make a patient cry with joy

Care kits distributed in the JGH Emergency Department are having a positive impact on the patient experience.

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Nurse Maggie Quinsey in the JGH Emergency Department, with a copy of the whodunit that features a character she inspired.
Feature articlesNovember 2021

How a Jewish General nurse inspired a Montreal mystery writer

Maggie Quinsey, an Emergency Department nurse, has become the inspiration for a character in a Montreal mystery novel.

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In the Command Centre at the JGH, the mental health care of patients and clients is discussed by (from left) Dr. Karl Looper, JGH Chief of Psychiatry; Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Program for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Chloé Décarie-Drolet, Interim Associate to the Assistant Executive Director; and Mark Demaine, Coordinator of Specialized Services in the Adult Mental Health Continuum. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
September 2021Spotlight feature

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.

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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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