NewsSeptember 2017

Major upgrade coming to treatment area for blood-clotting disorders

Having become a leader in its field since its launch in 2012, the JGH’s Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care is preparing to occupy a newly renovated area, featuring a more comfortable space for patients and improved facilities for research and teaching.

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Allen F. Rubin delivers his acceptance speech on receiving the JGH’s Distinguished Service Award.
NewsSeptember 2017

Allen F. Rubin receives JGH’s Distinguished Service Award

Allen F. Rubin, who was instrumental in providing stability and continuity to the JGH during the reorganization of the healthcare system in 2015, has received the hospital’s greatest honour, the Distinguished Service Award.

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Cutting the red ribbon to inaugurate the Azriel Heart Centre are (from left) Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; Edward Wiltzer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Stephanie Azrieli of the Azrieli Foundation; Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation; and Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre.
NewsSeptember 2017

Major boost to JGH’s cardiovascular program through new Azrieli Heart Centre

The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.

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Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg (centre) is welcomed to the Jewish General Hospital by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (left), President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and by Dr. Michael Bouhadana, who organized Rabbi Steinberg’s lecture.
July 2017News

Jewish tradition does not insist on delaying death in all cases, expert says

Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.

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The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer gets off to a wet but enthusiastic start.
July 2017News

Cyclists on Cloud 9 after raising $4.1 million to fight cancer

After a demanding, 200-kilometre ride from Montreal to Quebec City, 1,100 cyclists in the 9th annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer raised $4.1 million for the JGH and its partners across Quebec.

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A resident of the Henri Bradet Residential Centre arrives by adapted transport at the Jewish General Hospital.
July 2017News

JGH is temporary home for 66 Henri Bradet residents

Sixty-six long-term care residents of the Henri Bradet Residential Centre have moved to the JGH on a temporary basis, so that their permanent quarters can undergo much-needed renovation.

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Bryan Highbloom (right), former Music Therapist at the JGH, put in a guest appearance during the most recent JGH Jazz Festival.
July 2017News

High notes ring out at JGH Jazz Festival

The JGH Jazz Festival returned in June for its 18th melodious edition, featuring a week of lunch-hour performances by members of hospital staff and guest musicians.

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In the recovery room of the Academic Cataract Centre, Claire Lenet receives instructions from Nursing Assistant Francine Mwimbi about the post-surgical care of her right eye.
May 2017News

Cataract centre garners stellar reviews from satisfied patients

Patients who were surveyed about their care in the JGH’s Academic Cataract Centre have turned in glowing reviews of their experiences.

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Dr. Johanna Choremis (centre) prepares to perform a corneal transplant, assisted by Dr. Josh Ramkissoon (right) and Philippe Marcoux, an ophthalmological nurse.
May 2017News

Better vision, faster recovery with new corneal transplant

The JGH has begun performing a new type of corneal transplant that improves vision and allows patients to recover more quickly, with less chance of tissue rejection.

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Nurse Joanne Daigle checks the condition of an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
May 2017News

JGH shares in major nursing grant to improve neonatal intensive care

The Jewish General Hospital is among six Quebec hospitals and four universities that are sharing a grant of $250,000 to improve nursing care in intensive care units for premature infants and their families.

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