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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. Bernard Lapointe
NewsNovember 2017

Senate bestows 150th Anniversary Medal on Dr. Bernard Lapointe

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, JGH Chief of Palliative Care and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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Feature articles

During a trip to Israel to meet with former JGH fellows in head and neck surgical oncology, Dr. Alex Mlynarek (left), Dr. Michael Hier (second from left) and Dr. Richard Payne (centre) of the JGH visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem with Dr. Limor Muallem-Kalmovitch, a former fellow, and her husband, Dr. Boaz Kalmovitch, a trauma surgeon.
December 2017Feature articles

Three JGH doctors reunite with former fellows in Israel

The Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and two of his JGH colleagues have visited Israel to see how much their former fellows have accomplished.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Senate medal for Alzheimer’s researcher

Dr. Andréa C. LeBlanc, Senior Investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has been awarded the 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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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. Michael Malus, JGH Chief of Family Medicine, examines a young patient in the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre.
Feature articlesNovember 2017

Task force recommends elimination of annual checkups

Annual physical checkups yield few benefits and should be abolished, urges a Canadian task force, headed by a senior investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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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

Rita Briansky, at the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre, with a painting (at left) by her late husband, Joseph Prezament, and two of her own watercolours.
Hope & CopeJanuary 2018

Transforming blank, impersonal walls into sources of beauty and joy

Life-affirming colour and vitality, in the form of 60 works of art from the not-for-profit Art for Healing Foundation, are lifting the spirits of users of the Hope & Cope Cancer Wellness Centre.

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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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