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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During a trip to Israel to meet with former JGH fellows in head and neck surgical oncology, Dr. Alex Mlynarek (left), Dr. Michael Hier (second from left) and Dr. Richard Payne (centre) of the JGH visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem with Dr. Limor Muallem-Kalmovitch, a former fellow, and her husband, Dr. Boaz Kalmovitch, a trauma surgeon.
December 2017Feature articles

Three JGH doctors reunite with former fellows in Israel

The Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and two of his JGH colleagues have visited Israel to see how much their former fellows have accomplished.

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Dr. Michael Malus, JGH Chief of Family Medicine, examines a young patient in the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre.
Feature articlesNovember 2017

Task force recommends elimination of annual checkups

Annual physical checkups yield few benefits and should be abolished, urges a Canadian task force, headed by a senior investigator in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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In the JGH Mobility Clinic, the gait of Jacqueline Deland, 98, is assessed as she walks on a special pressure-sensitive carpet, which is connected to a computer. Dr. Olivier Beauchet (centre) supervises the test, in which digital information is collected by Harmehr Sekhon (seated), a Clinical Research Assistant. Also providing assistance is Gerontologist Samantha Remondière.
Feature articlesOctober 2017

Giant steps toward a better understanding of the health of the elderly

A special carpet in the JGH Mobility Clinic provides geriatricians with a clearer understanding of patients’ overall physical functionality, their level of frailty, and any instability in their gait that might put them at risk for falling.

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Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou
Feature articlesNovember 2017

JGH chief instrumental in bringing Congress of Perinatal Medicine to Montreal

More than 3,000 delegates will be heading to Montreal in 2021 for the World Congress of Perinatal Medicine, thanks in large part to the involvement of the JGH’s Chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou.

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Sandy Bernstein sells Remembrance Day poppies in the main lobby of the JGH.
Feature articlesNovember 2017

Distributing poppies and smiles for Remembrance Day

As soon as Remembrance Day appears on the horizon, JGH patients, visitors and staff can count on seeing Sandy Bernstein at her familiar post, selling poppies in the main lobby.

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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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