Bram Freedman
May 2018News

Bram Freedman to succeed Myer Bick as head of JGH Foundation

Bram Freedman, a senior administrator for fund-raising at Concordia University, has been chosen to succeed Myer Bick, who is retiring after 17 years as President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.

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Ioana-Gabriela Iulius with her baby at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic.
March 2018News

Breastfeeding clinic celebrates new location and neighbourly collaboration

Now that staff at the Herzl-Goldfarb Breastfeeding Clinic have cut the red ribbon for their new premises, they’ll soon be strengthening their natural connection with the nearby Post-Partum Unit.

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Dr. Gaétan Barrette (left) with Pierre Arcand (centre) and Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg at the JGH news conference to announce major government support for hospital renovations.
May 2018News

JGH renovations to proceed with $200 million in government support

A $200 million commitment by the Government of Quebec is enabling the JGH to proceed with extensive renovations to areas of the hospital that were vacated when many departments and services moved to Pavilion K.

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Employer EN
March 2018News

Six in a row! JGH named a top employer again this year

For the sixth year in a row, the Jewish General Hospital has been singled out as one of Montreal’s top employers, in recognition of the support and leadership it provides to members of staff.

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Eleanor Diamond(left), Team Leader of the Braille Production Service at MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, and Christine Théorêt, an MAB-Mackay client, play braille Scrabble during the White Cane Week event at the JGH.
March 2018News

Taking a peek into the world of the visually impaired

To truly understand visual impairment, a sighted person sometimes needs to step into a dimmer world. That was the concept behind a special event at the JGH where curious individuals donned masks and picked up white canes.

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In the Segal Cancer Centre, Nurse Clinician Erika Martinez speaks with a patient who has called the Symptom Management Hotline.
February 2018News

New hotline helps patients manage chemo symptoms

A new rapid-response hotline is in place for JGH cancer patients who are concerned about nausea, bleeding, fatigue, fever or other symptoms that may be related to their current chemotherapy.

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On the third floor of Pavilion B, where the hospital’s old operating rooms have been demolished to make way for a new Psychiatry In-Patient Care Unit, JGH Project Manager Julianne Desforges reviews architectural plans with Stéphane Richard, a mechanical technician with SNC Lavelin.
February 2018News

Toughest demolition in JGH history clears the way for new Psychiatry unit

The most complicated demolition project in the history of the JGH has been completed in Pavilion B, so that work can begin on a new Psychiatry In-patient Care Unit,.

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Dr. Bernard Lapointe
NewsNovember 2017

Senate bestows 150th Anniversary Medal on Dr. Bernard Lapointe

Dr. Bernard Lapointe, JGH Chief of Palliative Care and an internationally recognized leader in his field, has been honoured with a 150th Anniversary Medal by the Senate of Canada.

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Participating in the news conference on research into Alzheimer’s disease were (from left) Anthony Housefather, MP for Mount Royal; Dr. Yves Joanette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging; Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Dr. Yves Joanette; and Dr. Howard Chertkow, Senior LDI Investigator.
February 2018News

$2.5 million for research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Researchers in the Lady Davis Institute are among investigators from across Canada who will share in new federal funding of $2.5 million for research into various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin
NewsOctober 2017

Major research award for JGH Physician-in-Chief

Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin, JGH Physician-in-Chief, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Prix Galien Canada – Research for his outstanding contributions to pharmaceutical research in Canada.

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