The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

 

Spotlight feature

A pelvic cancer patient undergoes single-site incision surgery, with the instruments of a surgical robot inserted through a special device and into a one-inch incision in the navel.
March 2018Spotlight feature

JGH leads Canada in performing advanced robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer

The JGH has become the first hospital in Canada to perform an advanced type of robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer, in which all of the medical instruments are inserted into the abdomen via a single, tiny incision in the navel.

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News

Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.

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Feature articles

Enthusiastic cyclists gather en masse for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Feature articlesJuly 2018

Determined cyclists rally for Ride’s 10th edition

Ten years after its debut, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer reached its landmark anniversary on July 7 and 8, with 1,308 participants raising more than $4.8 million for the Segal Cancer Centre and its partners across Quebec.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Andrew Karaplis
March 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Significant breakthrough in treating osteoporosis

A significantly reduced risk of bone fractures among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis has been reported, following a clinical trial that was conducted, in part, at the JGH.

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First person singular

Joanne Laing with the distinctive blue jackets worn by volunteers at the Jewish General Hospital.
First person singularOctober 2017

Working with volunteers to spread hope, comfort and support

As Director of Volunteer and Pastoral Services, I’m privileged to see volunteers giving freely and generously of themselves to bring hope and comfort to patients and other healthcare users.

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Feature articles

Dr. Gad Friedman reviews aspects of gastroenterology with Endoscopy Nurses Mildred Clement (left) and Joanne Scullion.
Feature articlesJune 2018

A first in Quebec: Doctor-to-nurse education to improve patient care

In the first initiative of its kind in Quebec, a JGH gastroenterologist is teaching nurses more about their specialty in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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Health tips

Anxiety
April 2018Health tips

Fighting the debilitating effects of anxiety

Anxiety is a normal emotional reaction that motivates people to respond to a problem, but can interfere with daily activities, work and interpersonal relations, and it can contribute to illness.

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Hope & Cope

Danielle Leggett
Hope & CopeMay 2018

Danielle Leggett is Hope & Cope’s new Executive Director

Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.

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Auxiliary

At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.

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