Jasmine Alami, Head Nurse of the Oncology Clinic in the Segal Cancer Centre, speaks with Lionel Avila before his chemotherapy session.
April 2024News

New software overcomes complexities to transform scheduling in Oncology Clinic

A new scheduling application in the Segal Cancer Centre enables staff to more easily plan chemotherapy and immunotherapy sessions.

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Stanley K. Plotnick
February 2024Milestones

In memoriam: Stanley K. Plotnick

The JGH mourns the passing of Stanley K. Plotnick, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005.

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Just before a chemotherapy session at the Segal Cancer Centre, Alejandro Rincon meets with Hope & Cope volunteers Zoe Romano (left) and Anastasiya Gudymenko to discuss using virtual reality goggles (in the volunteers’ hands) to help pass the time.
April 2023Hope & Cope

Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients

Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology, with the new linear accelerator during the final stage of its installation. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
February 2023News

New linear accelerator goes into service in Radiation Oncology

Anti-cancer treatment is now under way with a highly sophisticated and versatile linear accelerator that’s newly installed at the JGH.

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Dr. Denny Laporta in the Intensive Care Unit at the JGH.
January 2023Milestones

New award in respiratory therapy named in honour of Dr. Denny Laporta

As Dr. Denny Laporta eases into semi-retirement in Intensive Care, an award has been established in his honour.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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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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Myer Bick, former President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, has been appointed to the Order of Canada.
January 2021Spotlight feature

Order of Canada appointment for Myer Bick, retired Foundation CEO

Myer Bick, retired President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, has been appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his career of distinguished service.

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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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Maxime Rémillard
Feature articlesOctober 2020

Major donation for research consortium to improve outcomes of lung cancer patients

A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.

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