Determination to give of herself spurs Naomi Weiss to keep volunteering at age 96
At 96, Naomi Weiss has been volunteering for over 33 years in a psychosocial group at the JGH’s Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. She has loved giving of herself, ever since she began volunteering as a teenager at a hospital in Israel.
Making the rounds with man’s – and woman’s and patient’s and employee’s – best friend
Pet therapy is back at the JGH, with dogs like Zodiak regularly visiting patients to provide comfort and reduce stress. The specially certified dogs are also a hit among staff who look forward to his visits.
Working with volunteers to spread hope, comfort and support
As Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, I’m privileged to see volunteers giving freely and generously of themselves to bring hope and comfort to patients and other healthcare users.
New Spiritual Advisor joins JGH staff and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal
Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni had been gearing up for a career in medicine, only to shift unexpectedly into the rabbinate. Now his two paths have converged, with his recent appointment as JGH Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor.
New Chief of Volunteer and Pastoral Services
Joanne Laing has been appointed Chief of Volunteer and Pastoral Services for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
Dr. Roberta Shear, a member of the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2000, has been named Director of Obstetrics, the Family Birthing Centre and Obstetrical Ultrasound.