At the main entrance of the Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, Program Manager Carly Berlin (left) discusses the Centre’s activities with Volunteer Anne Collette. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
December 2021Hope & Cope

Hope & Cope’s volunteers rebound from stressful impact of COVID 19

Many Hope & Cope volunteers were troubled by not being allowed to see cancer patients in person during the pandemic, but now those ties are being re-established.

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At the Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal on November 17, presentations were made by (bottom, from left) Dan Gabay, Assistant Executive Director; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO; Francine Dupuis, Associate CEO; (top centre) Jean-Philippe Payment, Interim Service Quality and Complaints Commissioner; and (top right) Carrie Bogante, Director of Finance. The online event was moderated by (top left) Shaun McMahon, who is Associate to the Director of Human Resources, Communications and Legal Affairs, and also Manager of Communications and Media Relations. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2021

Upgrades in user-centred care to continue despite pandemic pressures, CIUSSS official pledges

Despite the pandemic, numerous improvements are continuing in user-centred care, an audience was told at the CIUSSS’s annual Public Information Meeting.

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Nancy Rubin, Director of The JGH Auxiliary, with dresses that will be sold at pop-up boutiques in the hospital this fall and winter.
AuxiliaryNovember 2021

JGH Auxiliary regaining momentum after COVID-19 setbacks

Despite its setbacks during the COVID-19 pandemic, The JGH Auxiliary is embarking on new efforts to keep raising funds for better patient care.

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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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