The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

 

Spotlight feature

October 2017Spotlight feature

Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades

This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.

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News

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
NewsOctober 2017

Major research award for JGH Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Prix Galien Canada – Research for his outstanding contributions to pharmaceutical research in Canada.

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Feature articles

Sandy Bernstein sells Remembrance Day poppies in the main lobby of the JGH.
Feature articlesNovember 2017

Distributing poppies and smiles for Remembrance Day

As soon as Remembrance Day appears on the horizon, JGH patients, visitors and staff can count on seeing Sandy Bernstein at her familiar post, selling poppies in the main lobby.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Mark Blostein
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting venous thromboembolism through protein manipulation

The potential of manipulating a particular protein is being explored as a possible alternative to blood thinners, which are the standard of care for venous thromboembolism, but whose association with severe bleeding makes blood thinners an imperfect remedy.

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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

Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni
Feature articlesSeptember 2017

New Spiritual Advisor joins JGH staff and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni had been gearing up for a career in medicine, only to shift unexpectedly into the rabbinate. Now his two paths have converged, with his recent appointment as JGH Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor.

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Health tips

Breastfeeding
Health tipsMay 2017

Get into the flow of breastfeeding

Whatever your perspective on breastfeeding, you’re bound to benefit from the information that the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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Hope & Cope

Christopher Wrobel relaxes in the green environment that he loves.
Hope & CopeMay 2017

Well-being of cancer survivors blooms in revitalized garden

There’s some unusually eye-popping appeal to this spring’s display of flowers and greenery in the garden of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Auxiliary

After getting together to reminisce about their experiences in the JGH Auxiliary, three former Presidents—(from left) Rachelle Douek, Rona Miller and Lucy Wolkove—visited The Auxiliary’s Art and Antique Shop.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

A backward glance as The Auxiliary surges forward

Three Past Presidents reminisce about their experiences, just as The Auxiliary hits a historic milestone—its 80th birthday.

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