To discuss the cobas 8800 and its automated analysis of samples in COVID 19 tests, Dr. Jerry Zaharatos meets at the JGH with (centre) Melissa Tomkinson, Laboratory Manger of Microbiology and Genetics, and with Argyroula Terzidis, Administrative Coordinator of Microbiology and Molecular Biology. (Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2021News

New automated lab technology produces faster results for COVID-19 tests

Results of COVID-19 tests are available faster than ever, now that new equipment is performing the automated, molecular tests at the JGH.

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In the Vaccination Command Centre, (from left) Joanne Côté, Lucie Tremblay, Sonia Boccardi, Amina Talib and Erin Cook (Associate Director of SAPA and Long-Term Care) plan the day’s strategy. Behind them, the screens at left and centre display the latest data about COVID-19 vaccinations in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. The screen at right shows real-time video of various areas inside the CIUSSS’s vaccination sites. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2021Spotlight feature

Decision-makers strategize at Vaccination Command Centre to keep the shots coming

When prompt, daily decisions are needed to keep the COVID-19 vaccination campaign running smoothly, top decision-makers gather in the Vaccination Command Centre.

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At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
May 2021Telehealth

How personal connections manage to survive in the high tech of telehealth

In the high-tech environment of telehealth, new skills and techniques are being developed to maintain trust and intimacy between healthcare users and providers.

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Dr. Matthew Oughton is shown on YouTube during a ceremony by McGill University to announce that he had won a Principal’s Prize for Public Engagement Through Media.
April 2021Feature articles

JGH physician honoured by McGill for media interviews about COVID-19

After more than 400 news media interviews about COVID-19, Dr. Matthew Oughton has been honoured for bringing reliable information to the public.

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Inhalation therapist Brian Camacho checks his equipment in the room of a COVID-19 patient in Pavilion K. Note the spacious room’s ability to accommodate numerous medical tools and instruments. Since much of the equipment can be suspended from the ceiling by mechanical arms, staff can move around with ease and safety. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
April 2021Feature articles

On its fifth anniversary, Pavilion K emerges as the silent hero of the pandemic

When Pavilion K opened in 2016, it was an instant game-changer. Now, on its fifth anniversary, it has exceeded expectations, becoming the silent hero of the pandemic.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealFebruary 2021

Third year in a row! CIUSSS West-Central Montreal among Montreal’s top employers

For the third year in a row, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has been named one of Montreal’s Top Employers.

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Presentations at the CIUSSS’s Public Information Meeting were made via Zoom by (top, from left) Francine Dupuis, Associate CEO; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Alan Maslin, President of the Board of Directors; (bottom, from left) Carrie Bogante, Director of Finance; Dan Gabay, Assistant Executive Director; and Maude Laliberté, Commissioner of Complaints and Quality of Service.
NewsNovember 2020

CIUSSS staff praised for dedication to healthcare users in battling COVID-19

Professionalism, leadership and person-centred care will enable CIUSSS West-Central Montreal to prevail against COVID-19, attendees were told at the fifth annual Public Information Meeting.

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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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In late August, the finishing touches were placed on the painted mural that covers much of the eastern wall of Pavilion G, facing the hospital’s main entrance. The mural depicts a grateful patient and a healthcare worker, who embrace while wearing protective clothing. Swirling around them are large versions of the leaves that appear in the JGH logo. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
September 2020Spotlight feature

Mural celebrates emotional ties between patients and staff during pandemic

A new mural near the main doors of the JGH celebrates the emotional connection between patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, Sacha Vincent-Toskin (left), an Occupational Therapist, and Michele Mercier, an Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician, connect to a long-term care centre. During this telehealth session, they work with a client (seen on-screen in a wheelchair) and with Occupational Therapist Patrice Lu to custom-design a wheelchair for the client.
September 2020Telehealth

Telehealth opens new doors—and video screens—to rehabilitation at home

From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.

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