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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Dr. Marc Afilalo in the green pod of the JGH Emergency Department. The doors along the rear wall open into patients’ rooms.
NewsSeptember 2018

JGH Chief to head McGill’s new Provisional Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Marc Afilalo, Chief of the JGH Emergency Department, has been appointed the inaugural Chair of the newly established Provisional Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill University.

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Dr. Arthur Rosenberg
MilestonesSeptember 2018

In memoriam: Dr. Arthur Rosenberg

The Jewish General Hospital is saddened by the passing on September 3 of Dr. Arthur Rosenberg, 82, former Chief of the Division of Hematology, who was admired and respected by patients and colleagues for his warmth and humanity during his 49-year career at the JGH.

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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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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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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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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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Jessica Emed
August 2018Milestones

CIUSSS nursing consultant appointed Assistant Dean at McGill

Jessica Emed, Nursing Clinical Consultant for Quality, Accreditation and Professional Development, has been appointed Assistant Dean of Health Professions Education in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

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