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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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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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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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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Howard Dermer
Feature articlesMay 2017

Preserving the JGH’s unique identity

The JGH Board of Governors is deeply involved in the recruitment of outstanding physicians and leaders, long-range planning, public access to care in English, ties with the community, and liaison with the JGH Foundation.

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Although the cure rate is high for patients with thyroid cancer, survivor Elizabeth Barbosa says she still needed and greatly benefited from the support of a nurse navigator.
Feature articlesMay 2017

Study confirms need for further integrated care and support for thyroid cancer patients

A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.

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Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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Leora Warshawsky with a framed certificate acknowledging her donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Feature articlesOctober 2016

You’ve come a long way, baby!

Leora Warshawsky, a “tiny miracle” who weighed only 1,080 grams (2 pounds, 6 ounces) when she was born prematurely at the JGH, returned to the hospital this past spring where she was officially thanked for performing a more-than-tiny miracle of her own.

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In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.
April 2016Feature articles

From paper to pixels in the Health Sciences Library

In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.

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A patient undergoes hemodialysis in a JGH unit that will be relocated with the support of private donors.
April 2016Feature articles

Donor support is essential to the JGH’s evolution

As the Jewish General Hospital continues its evolution (notably, with the opening of Pavilion K earlier this year), the commitment and generosity of donors has assumed even greater importance.

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