During a simulation in the JGH Emergency Department, an expectant mother—played by Emily Churchill-Smith (second from left)—experiences severe pain during labour. She is accompanied by her spouse—played by Andrea Willett (left)—while receiving care from Emergency Nurses Victor Uscatescu and Mélika Charbonneau.
August 2018Spotlight feature

Simulated emergency yields real-life benefits

JGH staff from a wide range of specialties were immersed in a simulated, yet remarkably life-like scenario to see how healthcare teams interact in stressful, unexpected situations, and how the quality of their treatment and care can be improved.

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A pelvic cancer patient undergoes single-site incision surgery, with the instruments of a surgical robot inserted through a special device and into a one-inch incision in the navel.
March 2018Spotlight feature

JGH leads Canada in performing advanced robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer

The JGH has become the first hospital in Canada to perform an advanced type of robotic surgery for gynecologic cancer, in which all of the medical instruments are inserted into the abdomen via a single, tiny incision in the navel.

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October 2017Spotlight feature

Commitment to patients helped Child Psychiatry weather the decades

This fall, as the JGH Child Psychiatry Program commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary, its early years—as well as many recent achievements—are back in the spotlight.

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At lunchtime in the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health, Educator Monica Arnaldi (left) and Nurse Clinician Mia Grillakis engage their students in a discussion about the highlights of a story they recently read together.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child Psychiatry: 50 years of caring for children and their families

Although the specially designed facilities of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion were opened in 2010, its team approach is a direct descendent of the philosophy—both revolutionary and evolutionary—behind the Child Psychiatry Program when it was launched in 1967.

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In 2010, JGH Executive Director Hartley Stern speaks at the inauguration of the Ruth and Saul Kaplan Pavilion, new home of the Centre for Child Development and Mental Health.
October 2017Spotlight feature

Child psychiatry at the JGH: 50 years and counting

A timeline of highlights in a half-century of service in Child Psychiatry at the JGH.

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From left: Dr. Daniel Obrand (Chief of Vascular Surgery), Robert Woo (X-ray Technologist) and Karen Williams (Nurse and Team Leader in Vascular Surgery) in the hybrid surgical suite. At certain points during the surgery, the patient on the operating table (foreground) is x-rayed by the C-arm (far left), which sends images in real time to the large screen (far right).
May 2017Spotlight feature

Surgery + imaging in one room = Safer, more effective procedures

If a stripped-down term like “hybrid surgical suite” doesn’t quite convey the versatility or sophistication of the JGH’s newest operating room, just think of it as the Swiss army knife of surgical facilities.

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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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Among the first patients to be moved to Pavilion K was expectant mother Chantal Piché, who was taken to the new Family Birthing Centre. Accompanying her on her brief journey were Alan Maislin (left), President of the Board of Directors of West-Central Montreal Health; Board member Alyssa Yufe (second from left); Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (third from right), President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health; and members of the healthcare and transport teams.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Journey to Pavilion K reaches its climax

Pavilion K has become the new home of Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, the Family Birthing Centre, the operating rooms and numerous other units and services.

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During the move on January 24, an incubator is checked en route to the new Neonatal Intesive Care Unit in Pavilion K, where noise levels and the number of alarms are noticeably lower.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Quality of care already on the upswing in Pavilion K

Just weeks since it swung into operation, Pavilion K already appears to be improving the well-being of patients and the quality of their care.

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At the conclusion of a news conference on January 18, Health and Social Services Minister Gaétan Barrette (with scissors) cuts a red ribbon to officially open Pavilion K. Joining him are (from left) Dr. Louise Miner, Director of Professional Services; Lawrence Bergman, former MNA for D’Arcy-McGee; Francine Dupuis, Associate Executive Director of West-Central Montreal Health; Pierre Arcand, Minister of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Parks; Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health; Alan Maislin, President of the Board of Directors of West-Central Montreal Health; Allen Rubin, President of the JGH Board of Governors; Georges Bendavid, Director of Technical Services; Johanne Boileau, Director of Nursing; and Joanne Côté, Associate Director for Innovation and for Quantitative and Prescriptive Analysis.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Health minister officially opens Pavilion K

Praising the Jewish General Hospital as “a crown jewel in our hospital network,” Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, cut a red ribbon on January 18 to officially open Pavilion K.

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