Dr. Gad Friedman reviews aspects of gastroenterology with Endoscopy Nurses Mildred Clement (left) and Joanne Scullion.
Feature articlesJune 2018

A first in Quebec: Doctor-to-nurse education to improve patient care

In the first initiative of its kind in Quebec, a JGH gastroenterologist is teaching nurses more about their specialty in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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Before being discharged from the JGH Medical Day Hospital, Helen receives advice and encouragement from Kathryn Baldwin (right), a Discharge Planning Nurse, and from Occupational Therapist Vanessa Fedida.
June 2018News

New system shortens hospital stays by streamlining discharge process

Patients in several units at the JGH are now able to leave the hospital earlier, thanks to an innovative, inter-disciplinary project that has significantly streamlined the discharge process.

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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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Cutting the red ribbon to inaugurate the Azriel Heart Centre are (from left) Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre; Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services; Edward Wiltzer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Stephanie Azrieli of the Azrieli Foundation; Naomi Azrieli, CEO of the Azrieli Foundation; and Dr. Lawrence Rudski, JGH Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre.
NewsSeptember 2017

Major boost to JGH’s cardiovascular program through new Azrieli Heart Centre

The Azrieli Heart Centre has been launched at the JGH, as have upgrades to Intensive Care, through a combined $25 million gift that ranks as one of the most generous acts of philanthropy in JGH history.

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Before Michael Lee is taken by wheelchair for a test, the safety and adequacy of his oxygen supply are reviewed and confirmed by Yves-Alex Dejean, a Transport Attendant, and by Vanessa Roberts, an Education Consultant in Respiratory Therapy, who helped develop the new policy on transporting patients on oxygen.
Feature articlesJune 2017

New safety measures for transporting patients on oxygen

New safety precautions ensure that patients won’t run short of oxygen when they’re transported from their rooms to other hospital locations to undergo tests or healthcare procedures.

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Although the cure rate is high for patients with thyroid cancer, survivor Elizabeth Barbosa says she still needed and greatly benefited from the support of a nurse navigator.
Feature articlesMay 2017

Study confirms need for further integrated care and support for thyroid cancer patients

A two-year study at the JGH has determined that thyroid cancer patients really need and benefit from the support of a nurse navigator.

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Herbert E. Siblin
MilestonesNovember 2016

In memoriam

Members of the JGH family mourn the loss on July 14 of Herbert E. Siblin, who served as President of the Board of Directors from 1983 to 1985.

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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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Nursing students in class in the mid-1960s in the JGH School of Nursing.
NewsSeptember 2015

Calling JGH Nursing graduates of 1965!

Members of the 1965 graduating class of the JGH School of Nursing are invited to a gala 50th-anniversary reunion at the hospital on Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1.

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Anna Pevreal
First person singularSpring 2015

From the outback to the operating room:
My journey as a nurse

By the time I turned 5, I knew I would be a nurse—and the inspiration came from my mother.

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