CIUSSS West-Central MontrealDecember 2018

Toward a stronger focus on the needs of healthcare users

Among the top priorities for all healthcare professionals is “to build the opportunities for patients to feel respected, heard and included,” says a top executive of Planetree International, a global organization that CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has joined.

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December 2018News

New generation of drugs seen as key to greater longevity

Drugs that prolong life? They just might happen, predicted a U.S. expert during a JGH lecture. The key is to delay the onset of disease by using drugs to mimic the illness-resisting capabilities that occur naturally in the bodies of centenarians.

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December 2018Health tips

Satisfy your sweet tooth with smart selections this holiday season

Watching your weight, but tempted by holiday treats? No problem. With a little planning and willpower, you can still indulge at the sweet table this season. JGH Nutritionist Patricia Urrico offers tips on what it takes to celebrate sensibly.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2018

Person-centred approach foreseen as crucial in evolution of all forms of care

Person-centred care, in which the healthcare user’s perspective is crucial to high-quality care, will assume increasing importance in CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, members of the public were told at the network’s third annual Public Information Meeting.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealNovember 2018

Smile! Presenting the winners in the “Shot of Happiness” contest

Congratulations to the three winners and two runners-up in the second annual edition of “A Shot of Happiness”, a photography contest for staff of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. Entrants were asked to submit photos on a four-seasons theme.

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Feature articlesNovember 2018

Former Mayor of Montreal is Foundation’s new Ambassador

Denis Coderre, Montreal’s former mayor, has found a new calling: He has joined the JGH Foundation as Ambassador, drawing on his experience and political savvy to provide advice and help open doors to a broader and more varied pool of potential donors.

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NewsOctober 2018

New head of JGH Foundation seeks expanded opportunities

Bram Freedman has become the new President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, making him the third generation of his family to include the JGH a key element in his career.

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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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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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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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