In the recovery room of the Academic Cataract Centre, Claire Lenet receives instructions from Nursing Assistant Francine Mwimbi about the post-surgical care of her right eye.
May 2017News

Cataract centre garners stellar reviews from satisfied patients

Patients who were surveyed about their care in the JGH’s Academic Cataract Centre have turned in glowing reviews of their experiences.

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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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In a news conference at the JGH, Gaétan Barrette announces additional spending for operating rooms.
May 2017News

JGH praised by health minister for efficient performance

Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Health and Social Services, has commended the JGH for its high level of performance and efficiency.

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Dr. Emmanuel Moss (far left) performs robot-assisted cardiac surgery while seated at a special console. As he views a magnified panorama of the area in and around the patient’s heart, Dr. Moss uses the console’s hand and foot controls to remotely manipulate the robotic arms (centre) and perform the operation. Meanwhile, members of the surgical team surround the patient to assist in the procedure and to ensure that it is proceeding as planned.
April 2016News

Robotic surgery gaining ground at the JGH

As the benefits of robot-assisted surgery gain wider recognition, robotic procedures are being undertaken more extensively at the JGH.

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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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Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou
April 2016News

High score for patients’ prompt discharge after liver surgery

JGH patients who undergo a liver resection—removal of a large portion of the organ due to cancer—have among the shortest hospital stays for this procedure in North America.

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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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A sutured incision in a patient’s eyebrow indicates the point where the neurosurgeon’s instruments entered the skull to remove a tumour. In the radiological image, the lighter area near the top right shows the area from which the tumour was removed.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Brain tumours removed
through eyebrow incision

The eyebrow—and a small section of the bone behind it—has become the latest point of entry in reaching and removing brain tumours.

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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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