Rhoda Smith, a volunteer in The Auxiliary’s Ante Partum Program, shows Adriana Rosales how to use wooden beads to make a bracelet. This helps Ms. Rosales to pass the time creatively during her lengthy hospitalization, while her high-risk pregnancy is monitored.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2020

Auxiliary program brightens lives of mothers-to-be who spend weeks or months in hospital

Ante Partum Program uses arts and crafts as a creative relief from boredom For Adriana Rosales, being a patient at the JGH initially aroused a mix of sometimes contradictory emotions. On one hand, she felt reassured by the quality of the care that she was receiving for her high-risk pregnancy. …

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In 1967, Nurse Vashti McClean turns the selector switch of the JGH’s new fetal heart monitoring system, as she listen’s to an unborn baby’s heartbeat through an amplifier (lower left) and watches it on an oscilloscope (upper right).
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: The beat goes on in Obstetrics

The JGH was at the forefront of obstetrical care in 1967, when it became the first hospital in Montreal to install a fetal heart monitoring system.

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During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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Dr Apostolos Papageorgiou
Feature articlesNovember 2017

JGH chief instrumental in bringing Congress of Perinatal Medicine to Montreal

More than 3,000 delegates will be heading to Montreal in 2021 for the World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, thanks in large part to the involvement of the JGH’s Chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou.

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Dr. Roberta Shear with a patient.
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Appointments

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.

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Dr. Stephanie Klam (left) and Nurse Clinician Linda Joyce review a patient’s ultrasound results.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Upgrading care during first-trimester pregnancy

Specialized help is available in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic, whose focus is on providing treatment, advice and support to women who have a wide range of concerns, but no health care provider to turn to during the first trimester.

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