Robot-assisted surgery has become so effective that, figuratively speaking, it transforms elderly and obese patients into younger, slimmer individuals with lower surgical risks, a national conference at the JGH has been told.
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.
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.
The President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has urged members of the public to come forward with comments, questions and criticism about any aspect of the healthcare network’s performance.
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.
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.
In its first network-wide accreditation, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal has achieved an impressive score of 96.3 per cent, along with praise for its strong commitment and focus on the needs of its patients, clients and residents.