Questions about your medication can be answered by your local pharmacist, such as those in the Proxim outlet at the Jewish General Hospital.
Health tipsOctober 2016

Taking those first crucial steps toward reliable healthcare info

When you have a health problem, you may actually have two problems: The first is your health, and second is deciding where to go and with whom to speak.

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During a home visit in the Virtual Ward program, Serena Gottlieb answers Dr. Bernardo Kremer’s questions about her heart and her breathing.
October 2016Spotlight feature

Patients’ homes transformed into virtual hospital wards

The Virtual Ward—believed to be the first program of its kind in Quebec—is carefully designed to tend to the needs of a select group of patients who have recently been discharged from the JGH and still face multiple medical problems, often complicated by advanced age and frailty.

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Susan Rodgers
First person singularOctober 2016

Transporting patients through the hospital can be a moving experience

I always ask patients how they’re feeling and what I can do for them. In my own way, I try to make the patient’s stay in the hospital as smooth and easy as possible.

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Dr. Samy Suissa
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Mandate renewed for Canada-wide drug safety consortium based at the LDI

A renewed five-year mandate has been granted to a national consortium on prescription drug safety that is headquartered in the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH.

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Dr. Reem el Sherif presented her research about online consumer health information at the annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group.
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Looking for healthcare info online? Go ahead, but be careful

If you think you’re sick, based on something you’ve read online, Dr. Reem el Sherif has a word to share with you: cyberchondria.

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Dr. Yves Longtin
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Broader screening helps reduce C. difficile infection

The rate of C. difficile infection among hospitalized patients drops dramatically when all patients are tested for the bacteria before being admitted to hospital, says a clinical study headed by a JGH physician and researcher.

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After getting together to reminisce about their experiences in the JGH Auxiliary, three former Presidents—(from left) Rachelle Douek, Rona Miller and Lucy Wolkove—visited The Auxiliary’s Art and Antique Shop.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

A backward glance as The Auxiliary surges forward

Three Past Presidents reminisce about their experiences, just as The Auxiliary hits a historic milestone—its 80th birthday.

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Marie Ouellon
CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2016

Registration surges for access to family doctors

More than 40,000 people across CIUSSS West-Central Montreal have signed up with family physicians in the first 1½ years since the healthcare network came into existence.

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In the new Sandra and Steven Mintz Nephrology Centre, Steve Kakavas receives treatment from Nurse Vashti Kissoon (right), with assistance from his wife, Eugenia, a JGH volunteer.
NewsOctober 2016

New hemodialysis unit replaces “antiquated” facilities

A large, modern and unified hemodialysis unit swings into operation at the Jewish General Hospital this fall, replacing the pair of cramped and outdated facilities that patients and staff have endured for years.

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Milestones
MilestonesOctober 2016

Welcome

Dr. Jaclyn Madar has joined the JGH Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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