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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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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