The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital


Spotlight feature

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.



Among the first patients to be moved to Pavilion K was expectant mother Chantal Piché, who was taken to the new Family Birthing Centre. Accompanying her on her brief journey were Alan Maislin (left), President of the Board of Directors of West-Central Montreal Health; Board member Alyssa Yufe (second from left); Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (third from right), President and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health; and members of the healthcare and transport teams.
April 2016Spotlight feature

Journey to Pavilion K reaches its climax

Pavilion K has become the new home of Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, the Family Birthing Centre, the operating rooms and numerous other units and services.


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Feature articles

In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.
April 2016Feature articles

From paper to pixels in the Health Sciences Library

In December 2015, Arlene Greenberg paused to reflect on the highlights of her career, just as she was about to retire as Chief Medical Librarian of the JGH Health Sciences Library.


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Research at the LDI

Dr. Ashley Wazana
October 2016Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to understand the higher likelihood of depression in girls

It’s a scientific conundrum: Twice as many girls as boys develop anxiety and depressive disorders by the time they reach early adolescence.


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First person singular

Susan Rodgers
First person singularOctober 2016

Transporting patients through the hospital can be a moving experience

I always ask patients how they’re feeling and what I can do for them. In my own way, I try to make the patient’s stay in the hospital as smooth and easy as possible.


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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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Health tips

Questions about your medication can be answered by your local pharmacist, such as those in the Proxim outlet at the Jewish General Hospital.
Health tipsOctober 2016

Taking those first crucial steps toward reliable healthcare info

When you have a health problem, you may actually have two problems: The first is your health, and second is deciding where to go and with whom to speak.


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Hope & Cope

In the gym of the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, exercise physiologist Lisa Mastroianni guides one of the regular visitors through her workout.
April 2016Hope & Cope

Bone health assumes key importance in breast cancer recovery

One of Hope & Cope’s newest initiatives, the Breast & Bone Health Program, identifies women who have had breast cancer and are at risk for bone fragility.


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Feature articles

A patient undergoes hemodialysis in a JGH unit that will be relocated with the support of private donors.
April 2016Feature articles

Donor support is essential to the JGH’s evolution

As the Jewish General Hospital continues its evolution (notably, with the opening of Pavilion K earlier this year), the commitment and generosity of donors has assumed even greater importance.


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