The seventh annual Public Information Meeting of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal was held at the Jewish General Hospital on November 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the past two years, this was the first such meeting in person since 2019. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2022

Embrace change to ensure ongoing improvement in care, CIUSSS staff urged

At the CIUSSS’s Public Information Meeting, leaders said ongoing improvements to care are possible only if change is embraced.

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Members of the Digital Health team discuss the development of the Connected Health Record.
November 2022Spotlight feature

How the Connected Health Record helps ensure the right care at the right time in the right location

In part 2 of his Q&A conversation, Dr. Justin Cross explains why developing a Connected Health Record presents such significant challenges.

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In the COVID@HOME program, certain COVID-19 patients complete their recovery in a virtual ward at home (left). Digital technology enables them to stay in touch with the virtual care team at the hospital and to have their vital signs remotely monitored by the care team on a regular basis.
January 2022News

Virtual ward created in patients’ homes in pioneering COVID@HOME project

COVID@HOME, a new program, allows certain COVID-19 patients to be discharged from the JGH and return to home to a virtual ward.

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Article about Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg in Industry Era magazine.
January 2022Milestones

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg named among most inspiring CEOs of 2021

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, has been named one of the 10 most inspiring CEOs of 2021.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins, Director of the Lady Davis Institute
November 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New Director of Lady Davis Institute aiming to boost LDI’s global prominence and impact

As the new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, Dr. Stephen Robbins hopes to see the LDI gain even more global prominence.

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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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During a telehealth session, physiotherapist Mojdeh Hedjazi uses a visual platform on her laptop to demonstrate an exercise technique to a patient.
January 2021Telehealth

High marks from Physiotherapy patients surveyed about tele-rehabilitation

Telehealth is doing a good job of keeping patients connected to their healthcare providers during the pandemic, say those who were surveyed about the service.

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Dr. Magali Lecavalier-Barsoum consults with Technologist Dennis Ip about the linear accelerator that provides radiation therapy to cancer patients in the Division of Radiation Oncology. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
January 2021Telehealth

Telehealth plays key role in Radiation Oncology, even though treatment is provided in person

Although radiation therapy for cancer must be administered in person, the Division of Radiation Oncology is making extensive use of telehealth to provide support to patients and keep staff in the loop.

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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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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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