Guillaume Fontaine (right) is congratulated by Frantz Saintellemy, Chancellor of the Université de Montréal, at the convocation where Mr. Fontaine received his doctoral degree on August 26.
MilestonesSeptember 2022

JGH nurse scientist honoured with Governor General’s Gold Medal

Guillaume Fontaine, a JGH Nurse Scientist, has received the Governor General’s Gold Medal.

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Members of the PANDAWebRx implementation team at Julius Richardson Hospital: (from left) Assistant Head Nurse Parveen Ahuja; Licensed Practical Nurse Solly Thomas; Registered Nurse Chelsey Tanoja; LPN Rubena Michael; Discharge Planning Nurse Somayeh Majidi; and LPN Faryah Shaista. (Click to enlarge.)
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2022

CIUSSS-wide digital system speeds delivery of medication while boosting safety

Thanks to a CIUSSS-wide digital system, prescriptions are being filled and medication is being administered with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

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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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Cover of a booklet that was published in the 1950s to promote the JGH School of Nursing. The student nurses are standing at the Côte-des-Neiges entrance of what is now known as Pavilion A. This wing, which opened in 1950, included classrooms, a dormitory and a lecture hall. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesSeptember 2021

Laughter, tears and life-long lessons: Remembering the JGH School of Nursing

Graduates of the now-defunct JGH School of Nursing (class of 1971) mark their 50th anniversary by reminiscing about what made their education so unique.

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Delina Maghakian, a Nurse Clinician in the JGH Heart Failure Clinic, adjusts a wristwatch-style monitor, a type of telehealth device that helps her track her patient’s vital signs remotely. (Click on any photo in this article to enlarge it.)
October 2020Telehealth

Telehealth becomes vital nursing tool in monitoring patients’ health at home

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.

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Elisabeth Laughrea, Coordinator of the Specialized Approach to Senior Care program.
Feature articlesMay 2019

Screening rate for delirium surges at JGH

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.

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Lucie Tremblay
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealJanuary 2019

Lucie Tremblay, the healthcare network’s new Director of Nursing

Lucie Tremblay has assumed her new position as Director of Nursing for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

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Dr. Gad Friedman reviews aspects of gastroenterology with Endoscopy Nurses Mildred Clement (left) and Joanne Scullion.
Feature articlesJune 2018

A first in Quebec: Doctor-to-nurse education to improve patient care

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.

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Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

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.

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In the Segal Cancer Centre, Nurse Clinician Erika Martinez speaks with a patient who has called the Symptom Management Hotline.
February 2018News

New hotline helps patients manage chemo symptoms

A new rapid-response hotline is in place for JGH cancer patients who are concerned about nausea, bleeding, fatigue, fever or other symptoms that may be related to their current chemotherapy.

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