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Spotlight feature

From left: Dr. Daniel Obrand (Chief of Vascular Surgery), Robert Woo (X-ray Technologist) and Karen Williams (Nurse and Team Leader in Vascular Surgery) in the hybrid surgical suite. At certain points during the surgery, the patient on the operating table (foreground) is x-rayed by the C-arm (far left), which sends images in real time to the large screen (far right).
May 2017Spotlight feature

Surgery + imaging in one room = Safer, more effective procedures

If a stripped-down term like “hybrid surgical suite” doesn’t quite convey the versatility or sophistication of the JGH’s newest operating room, just think of it as the Swiss army knife of surgical facilities.

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News

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg (centre) is welcomed to the Jewish General Hospital by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (left), President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and by Dr. Michael Bouhadana, who organized Rabbi Steinberg’s lecture.
July 2017News

Jewish tradition does not insist on delaying death in all cases, expert says

Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.

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Feature articles

Rabbi Myer Schecter
Feature articlesJuly 2017

Rabbi Myer Schecter: A memory for the future

Brahms E. Silver, an Oncology Social Worker at the JGH, explains why he travelled to Israel to visit the gravesite of the hospital’s former chaplain, Rabbi Myer Schecter.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Roland Grad
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New guideline recommends against routine screening for hepatitis C

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has recommended against screening for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults who are at low risk.

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First person singular

Hinda Goodman
First person singularMay 2017

Becoming a “bridge over troubled waters” in support of cancer patients

Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.

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Feature articles

Before Michael Lee is taken by wheelchair for a test, the safety and adequacy of his oxygen supply are reviewed and confirmed by Yves-Alex Dejean, a Transport Attendant, and by Vanessa Roberts, an Education Consultant in Respiratory Therapy, who helped develop the new policy on transporting patients on oxygen.
Feature articlesJune 2017

New safety measures for transporting patients on oxygen

New safety precautions ensure that patients won’t run short of oxygen when they’re transported from their rooms to other hospital locations to undergo tests or healthcare procedures.

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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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