Angelo Rizzolo, a McGill University medical student, was born prematurely and received care in the JGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
August 2018Feature articles

Former JGH preemie on track for a career as a physician

A former JGH “preemie” looks forward to helping others: 24 years after being born prematurely, Angelo Rizzolo is back at the JGH as a medical student, on a career path that may lead to a specialty in pediatrics or neonatology.

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At the Wall of Hope in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Josh Samuels holds the plaque that he received from the JGH Auxiliary for raising $4,200 for the Tiny Miracle Fund. The donation, which commemorated his bar mitzvah, was raised through a basketball clinic and tournament at his school, Hebrew Academy.
AuxiliaryNovember 2017

Photo display offers hope to parents of premature infants

A photo display, known as the Wall of Hope, has been mounted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as an inspirational message that even babies who enter the world under difficult circumstances can grow into healthy childhood.

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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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Social Worker Louna Kadoch (left) and Nurse Nadine Fava, Co-Chairs of the Perinatal Loss Committee, attend a ceremony on October 15 where a sapling and a bench were dedicated in memory of losses, whether in utero or after delivery, at the JGH. (Photo by Hanna Bumagin)
NewsNovember 2017

Families and JGH staff remember the youngest who died too soon

A sapling and a bench were dedicated as a place of reflection and commemoration, as JGH staff joined famly members to memorialize the perinatal losses that occurred at the hospital over the past year.

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The Auxiliary kicked off its 80th-anniversary celebrations on August 18 with a luncheon hosted by Bina Ellen (seated) at her home. Joining her were Auxiliary Co-Presidents Reisa Lerner (left) and Beatrice Lewis.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

The Auxiliary … it’s about caring

With the 80th-anniversary celebration of The Auxiliary now under way, we would like to express our deep gratitude to the many preceding generations of women whose hard work and dedication have enabled today’s Auxiliary to do so much for the patients of the JGH.

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Leora Warshawsky with a framed certificate acknowledging her donation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Feature articlesOctober 2016

You’ve come a long way, baby!

Leora Warshawsky, a “tiny miracle” who weighed only 1,080 grams (2 pounds, 6 ounces) when she was born prematurely at the JGH, returned to the hospital this past spring where she was officially thanked for performing a more-than-tiny miracle of her own.

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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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Dr. Lawrence Rudski
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Congratulations

Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology, has been promoted to full professor at McGill University.

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Inaugural Luxury Avenue event
Fall 2014Foundation

Inaugural Luxury Avenue event roars to success

The JGH Foundation held its first annual Luxury Avenue event on May 26 at the ICAR Circuit in Mirabel. The first of its kind in Montreal, the event brought together a sold-out crowd of 200 of the city’s most passionate car enthusiasts for a spectacular day of on-track and off-road racing.

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Evan Goldstein (second from left) holds the tiny knitted cap he wore when he was born eight weeks prematurely at the JGH on Nov. 18, 1987, weighing 1,587 grams (3½ pounds). This past July, after receiving his Master’s degree in Communications and Public Relations from Boston University, he visited Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou (second from right), the JGH Chief of Pediatrics, with his parents, Lloyd and Judi. They thanked Dr. Papageorgiou for Evan’s care by making a donation to The Auxiliary’s Tiny Miracle Fund—co-chaired by Hela Boro, Robyn Brojde, Roz Rinzler and Lucy Wolkove—to help purchase 20 incubators for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. “We’ve been talking for a while about helping the hospital,” said Mr. Goldstein, “and when we heard about the Tiny Miracle Fund, we knew this was the time to do what we could.” During the visit, Mrs. Goldstein also showed Dr. Papageorgiou an album of Evan’s baby pictures, as well as the identification bracelet he wore in the hospital.
AuxiliaryFall 2014

You’ve come a long way, baby

Evan Goldstein holds the tiny knitted cap he wore when he was born eight weeks prematurely at the JGH on Nov. 18, 1987, weighing 1,587 grams (3½ pounds).

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