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Spotlight feature

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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News

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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Feature articles

Howard Dermer
Feature articlesMay 2017

Preserving the JGH’s unique identity

The JGH Board of Governors is deeply involved in the recruitment of outstanding physicians and leaders, long-range planning, public access to care in English, ties with the community, and liaison with the JGH Foundation.

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Research at the LDI

Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz
May 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility

Canadian men—regardless of their age, education or income level—generally lack knowledge about the risk factors that contribute to male infertility, the first large-scale study of its kind has revealed.

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First person singular

Hinda Goodman
First person singularMay 2017

Becoming a “bridge over troubled waters” in support of cancer patients

Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to work in a hospital. And this is where I’ve ended up—helping cancer patients and their families at Hope & Cope.

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Feature articles

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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Health tips

Breastfeeding
Health tipsMay 2017

Get into the flow of breastfeeding

Whatever your perspective on breastfeeding, you’re bound to benefit from the information that the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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Hope & Cope

Christopher Wrobel relaxes in the green environment that he loves.
Hope & CopeMay 2017

Well-being of cancer survivors blooms in revitalized garden

There’s some unusually eye-popping appeal to this spring’s display of flowers and greenery in the garden of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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Auxiliary

After getting together to reminisce about their experiences in the JGH Auxiliary, three former Presidents—(from left) Rachelle Douek, Rona Miller and Lucy Wolkove—visited The Auxiliary’s Art and Antique Shop.
AuxiliaryOctober 2016

A backward glance as The Auxiliary surges forward

Three Past Presidents reminisce about their experiences, just as The Auxiliary hits a historic milestone—its 80th birthday.

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