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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NewsSeptember 2017

Major upgrade coming to treatment area for blood-clotting disorders

Having become a leader in its field since its launch in 2012, the JGH’s Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care is preparing to occupy a newly renovated area, featuring a more comfortable space for patients and improved facilities for research and teaching.

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Allen F. Rubin delivers his acceptance speech on receiving the JGH’s Distinguished Service Award.
NewsSeptember 2017

Allen F. Rubin receives JGH’s Distinguished Service Award

Allen F. Rubin, who was instrumental in providing stability and continuity to the JGH during the reorganization of the healthcare system in 2015, has received the hospital’s greatest honour, the Distinguished Service Award.

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Cutting the red ribbon to inaugurate the Azriel Heart Centre are (from left) Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; Edward Wiltzer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Stephanie Azrieli of the Azrieli Foundation; Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation; and Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre.
NewsSeptember 2017

Major boost to JGH’s cardiovascular program through new Azrieli Heart Centre

The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.

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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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Jacki Raboy Thaw stands beside the type of therapeutic bed that was transported from the JGH to Mount Sinai Hospital to fulfill the Magic Moment of a Palliative Care patient.
Feature articlesJuly 2017

Teams at JGH and Mount Sinai go all-out for palliative patient

Quick thinking and tight teamwork by dedicated staff were crucial in granting a wish for a dying patient: To spend her final weeks in comfort in a bed that best suited her needs.

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The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer gets off to a wet but enthusiastic start.
July 2017News

Cyclists on Cloud 9 after raising $4.1 million to fight cancer

After a demanding, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City, 1,100 cyclists in the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $4.1 million for the JGH and its partners across Quebec.

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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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Dr. Karl Weiss
July 2017Milestones

Appointments

Dr. Karl Weiss has been appointed Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, having joined the JGH as an associate member of staff in 2004 and served on full-time staff since 2016.

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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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