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Spotlight feature

During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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News

Erica Feininger baked a cake topped with a tick made of marzipan to thank Dr. Marty Teltscher for treating her Lyme disease at the JGH.
NewsOctober 2018

Rare JGH diagnosis of Lyme disease in woman who had not left Montreal

The JGH’s Infectious Diseases Clinic has made a rare diagnosis of a case of Lyme disease in someone who had not left the island of Montreal in the previous three months.

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Feature articles

Angelo Rizzolo, a McGill University medical student, was born prematurely and received care in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
August 2018Feature articles

Former JGH preemie on track for a career as a physician

A former JGH “preemie” looks forward to helping others: 24 years after being born prematurely, Angelo Rizzolo is back at the JGH as a medical student, on a career path that may lead to a specialty in pediatrics or neonatology.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Melissa Henry
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to find meaning in a life altered by advanced cancer

To enable advanced cancer patients to cope with difficulties at the end of life, JGH researchers hope to develop better psychological support through an intervention that helps individuals find meaning in their radically altered lives.

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First person singular

Nancy Rubin, Director of the JGH Auxiliary, with members of Dr. Clown, Zoé (Michele Sirois) and Frankie (Jean-François Leblanc). The Auxiliary raises funds that enable patients and staff to enjoy the troupe’s therapeutic humour on a weekly basis.
First person singularOctober 2018

It’s worth putting retirement on hold to guide The JGH Auxiliary in helping patients

In 2006, Nancy Rubin was on the brink of retiring, when a new opportunity up-ended her plans. Twelve years later, she’s still is at the helm of The JGH Auxiliary, where she works with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals for the well-being of patients.

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Feature articles

The Knitting Bees Club, based at CLSC Benny Farm, recently donated nearly 100 hats to the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). From left in the NICU corridor are Johanne Dugas, Lyne Charbonneau and André Charbonneau.
August 2018Feature articles

CIUSSS employees bring warmth to preemies, one stitch at a time

Tiny, colourful knitted hats are comforting prematurely born infants and are bringing smiles to parents and families in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, thanks to a gift from employees at CLSC Benny Farm.

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Health tips

Health tipsOctober 2018

Don’t let your backpack backstab you!

Your backpack shouldn’t feel like a stab in the back! Get some insight from an occupational therapist on what makes a backpack comfortable.

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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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