JGH nurses in many fields are playing a key role in using telehealth to maintain contact with patients and provide the support they need at home.
Rates have risen dramatically in our push to screen elderly hospitalized patients for delirium. This means their underlying medical conditions can be diagnosed more quickly, with better odds of lowering their risk for functional or cognitive decline.
Lucie Tremblay has assumed her new position as Director of Nursing for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.
In the first initiative of its kind in Quebec, a JGH gastroenterologist is teaching nurses more about their specialty in order to improve the quality of patient care.
Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.
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.
New safety precautions ensure that patients won’t run short of oxygen when they’re transported from their rooms to other hospital locations to undergo tests or healthcare procedures.
A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.