In 1980, the JGH became the first McGill University teaching hospital to open a birthing room, in whose home-like setting mothers went into labour, delivered their babies and recovered.
A ground-breaking new study has succeeded in compiling an “atlas” of genetic factors that are associated with estimated bone mineral density, one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis.
An underdeveloped area in the brains of people with schizophrenia is the first clear anatomical signature for the disease, says a study by Dr. Hyman Schipper, a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute. This might lead to diagnosis of schizophrenia with an MRI scanner.
Intensive Care, where patients’ condition is critical, is an unlikely place to keep a diary. But volunteers with the ICU Diaries Project are giving JGH patients and relatives an emotional outlet and a way of look back through smiles or tears.
Coming in 2019: an online program for JGH patients with scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease characterized by hardening of connective tissues. Included are instructional videos and advice on developing a personalized exercise routine and setting realistic goals.
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.
Dental research is playing an increasingly significant role in the Lady Davis Institute, especially in an exploration of pain in and around the joint on either side of the jaw bone—second only to back disorders as a source of chronic pain.
Bram Freedman has become the new President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, making him the third generation of his family to include the JGH a key element in his career.
In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.
Dr. Marc Afilalo, Chief of the JGH Emergency Department, has been appointed the inaugural Chair of the newly established Provisional Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill University.