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.
Nervous about possible risks during overnight surgery? Don’t be. A study conducted at the JGH concluded that patients who undergo emergency surgery during overnight hours are at no greater risk of mortality than those who are operated upon during the day.
Patients who were surveyed about their care in the JGH’s Academic Cataract Centre have turned in glowing reviews of their experiences.
If a stripped-down term like “hybrid surgical suite” doesn’t quite convey the versatility or sophistication of the JGH’s newest operating room, just think of it as the Swiss army knife of surgical facilities.
Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, has commended the JGH for its high level of performance and efficiency.
Just weeks since it swung into operation, Pavilion K already appears to be improving the well-being of patients and the quality of their care.
JGH patients who undergo a liver resection—removal of a large portion of the organ due to cancer—have among the shortest hospital stays for this procedure in North America.