Dr. Jonathan Afilalo
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Assessing the impact of frailty on outcomes of cardiac surgery

Research by Dr. Jonathan Afilalo has revealed that frailty is a major risk factor for death and disability after two types of cardiac surgical procedures.

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In the JGH Mobility Clinic, the gait of Jacqueline Deland, 98, is assessed as she walks on a special pressure-sensitive carpet, which is connected to a computer. Dr. Olivier Beauchet (centre) supervises the test, in which digital information is collected by Harmehr Sekhon (seated), a Clinical Research Assistant. Also providing assistance is Gerontologist Samantha Remondière.
Feature articlesOctober 2017

Giant steps toward a better understanding of the health of the elderly

A special carpet in the JGH Mobility Clinic provides geriatricians with a clearer understanding of patients’ overall physical functionality, their level of frailty, and any instability in their gait that might put them at risk for falling.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealMay 2017

Solid success for CIUSSS in accreditation results

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.

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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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Dr. Thomas T. Perls
Feature articlesNovember 2016

Healthy habits trump good genes as keys to long life

The age of 90 seems to be a watershed time of life, when genes begin to play an increasingly important role in enabling some people to live to 100 or beyond.

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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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JGH Quality Program
QualitySeptember 2015

Overwhelming satisfaction for Geriatric Oncology Clinic

In a survey of cancer patients over the age of 65, the JGH’s Geriatric Oncology Clinic has achieved glowing reviews, with a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent or better in response to more than two-thirds of the survey’s 27 questions.

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One of the novel aspects of the 2015 JGH Mini-Med School was the staged reading of a play, written and directed by Terry Griffin-Burman, with musical accompaniment by cellist Rachel Burman. The production, about the emotional ups and downs of the elderly, starred (from left) Pasquale DeBlasio, Dan Delaney, Patricia Delaney, Sheila Moriarity and Nancy Cree.
Feature articlesSeptember 2015

Harbouring radical ideas is vastly different from radicalization, psychiatrist explains

Not everyone who expresses an interest in a radical religious or political ideology is dangerous, the audience heard at the 13th annual JGH Mini-Med School.

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Jean Alfred’s recovery from hip surgery at the JGH is monitored by Dr. John Machado, a general practitioner, and Nurse Clinician Audrey McFetridge.
NewsSpring 2015

Bill 20 could impact quality of hospital care

The JGH has cautioned that Bill 20 “is trying to be a one-size-fits-all solution that could have unintended consequences” for general practitioners who carry out a wide variety of critical tasks in a hospital setting.

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Dr. Michael Gordon speaks at the JGH.
NewsSpring 2015

Be patient when the elderly tell stories, geriatrician recommends

According to Dr. Michael Gordon, Medical Program Director of Palliative Care at Toronto’s Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, story-telling strengthens memories and associations.

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