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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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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Psychedelic surf-rock band Les Surfants Terribles performed an outdoor set at the JGH Jazz Festival.
Feature articlesJuly 2018

Bringing the musical sounds of the world to the JGH

Lunch-hour audiences relaxed in the picnic area of the JGH, as the 19th JGH Jazz Festival focused on music of the world, with 20 acts playing everything from surf rock to African pop.

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Enthusiastic cyclists gather en masse for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Feature articlesJuly 2018

Determined cyclists rally for Ride’s 10th edition

Ten years after its debut, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer reached its landmark anniversary on July 7 and 8, with 1,308 participants raising more than $4.8 million for the Segal Cancer Centre and its partners across Quebec.

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Dr. Gad Friedman reviews aspects of gastroenterology with Endoscopy Nurses Mildred Clement (left) and Joanne Scullion.
Feature articlesJune 2018

A first in Quebec: Doctor-to-nurse education to improve patient care

In the first initiative of its kind in Quebec, a JGH gastroenterologist is teaching nurses more about their specialty in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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As Zane Burko plays guitar for an appreciative patient, Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni (right) watches the JGH event, which he organized. Accompanying him from the Shaare Zion Congregation are volunteers (from left) Tamar Durazo-Hernández, Logan Winkler, and Tamar’s father, Julián Durazo-Hernández.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Being a hospital rabbi “is not a job, it’s a way of life”

Special visits and entertainment to boost morale are among the events that Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni, the hospital’s Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor, is bringing to increasing numbers of patients throughout the JGH.

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Rabbia Akhtar-Tariq, a student volunteer in Medical-Surgical Intensive Care, assists a patient’s family member into the unit.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Student volunteers embrace emotional intensity of Intensive Care

A McGill University psychology student who volunteered in the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit was introduced to a patient who ended up making a lasting impression on her.

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Martine Gagnon (left), Nursing Education Consultant in the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Pina D’Orve, Social Worker in the unit, display a pillow with the imprint of a deceased patient’s hand, as requested by the patient’s family.
Feature articlesMay 2018

A heartfelt memento for grieving families

At the request of family members, staff of the JGH’s Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit can create a special memento—a heart-shaped pillow bearing the painted imprint of the hand of a loved one who has passed away while in the hospital.

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In the meeting room of Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda, Dr. Jacques Corcos, a JGH Urologist, delivers a lecture to staff about the medical condition that he and other volunteers have been treating during their twice-yearly visits.
Feature articlesMarch 2018

JGH healthcare staff perform desperately needed surgery in Rwanda

A JGH urologic surgeon and two of the hospital’s nurses have earned the gratitude of a dozen young African mothers, after travelling to Rwanda as volunteers to treat a condition that is distressingly common among African women.

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In the JGH Cancer Prevention Centre, Dr. Michael Dworkind (centre), Director of the Smoking Cessation Program, meets with Centre’s Director, Dr. Michael Pollak (right), and with Smoking Cessation Counsellor Joseph Erban.
Feature articlesFebruary 2018

JGH helping smokers to butt out across Quebec and Canada

As organizations across Quebec and Canada become increasingly interested in developing campaigns to help smokers kick the habit, many have been looking to the example set by the JGH Smoking Cessation Program.

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