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Planned giving donors make an impact at the JGH

May 11, 2023

To mark Leave a Legacy Month in Canada, two generous supporters of the JGH explain why they’ve planned legacy gifts and why others should too.

“Planned giving is crucial to sustain the JGH’s growth and longevity,” said Donna Levy Kane, a JGH Foundation donor.

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“No other branch of medicine replaces the long-term work of a vital human organ”

April 5, 2023

The hemodialysis unit at the JGH has grown steadily over the years that Dr. Mark Lipman, the JGH Chief of Nephrology and Associate Physician-in-Chief, has been at the hospital.

 “The support we receive from the JGH Foundation is absolutely critical,” he said.

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Meet Dr. Lawrence Rudski, the JGH’s Chief of Cardiology and Medical Director of Virtual Care

March 9, 2023

“Care Everywhere.” Those two simple words represent the current strategy of the JGH and its associated healthcare network.

For Dr. Lawrence Rudski, the JGH’s Director of the Azrieli Heart Centre and Medical Director of Virtual Care, the words guide a large part of his team’s innovative work at the hospital, much of which has been made possible through donations to the JGH Foundation.

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JGH’s Command Centre ensures most efficient care for patients

February 14, 2023

Since 2021, the JGH’s donor-funded Command Centre has provided a panoramic view of what’s happening throughout the JGH’s healthcare network.

“The Command Centre is a game-changer,” said Dr. Shannon Fraser, Medical Director of the Command Centre and Head of General Surgery at the JGH.

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Amid massive demand, the JGH’s Emergency Department remains a model of healthcare excellence

January 11, 2023

The current challenges in the JGH’s Emergency Department (ED) – which has approximately 84,000 visits a year – are very real. But the comparatively high standard of care is partially the result of community support in the form of donations to the JGH Foundation.

“It’s our donors who bring us to the highest level,” said Dr. Marc Afilalo, Director of the ED.

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The JGH leads the way into a new era of healthcare

December 2, 2022

In 2023, the JGH Foundation is on the cusp of publicly launching a major multi-year fundraising campaign with an unprecedented fundraising goal. The centrepiece of this campaign is a transformational digital health initiative inspired by the notion of “Care Everywhere”.

"We don’t believe the status quo is in the best interests of patients,” said Bram Freedman, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.

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Healthcare administrators lighten the mood while fundraising

November 15, 2022

A group of healthcare administrators grew moustaches as part of a fundraising campaign in November 2022. Funds raised went towards the health and well-being of staff at the JGH and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

“I like getting people together so I thought we could use our leadership as influencers for a good cause,” said André Poitras, Associate Director of Nursing.

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Donors are making the Jewish General Hospital a world leader in radiation therapy of rectal cancer

October 7, 2022

Dr. Té Vuong, a Radiation Oncologist at the JGH, is on a mission to prove that rectal cancer can be cured effectively without surgery.

“Our work was kickstarted by donations to the JGH Foundation,” said Dr. Vuong. “It solved the big obstacle in research of getting started – you need to provide preliminary safety and efficacy data or no one will fund you, but the JGH Foundation did and now our research is getting noticed and having results.”

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Jess and Mark Pathy Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases at the JGH tackles leading medical challenges of our age

September 9, 2022

Dr. Karl Weiss is very excited about the work that will be conducted over the coming years at the JGH’s Jess and Mark Pathy Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases, which he leads.

“We are working to learn how we can use AI to change things and help the hospital become a leader in this field,” said Dr. Weiss.

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‘A truly transformative donation for rheumatology,’ says Dr. Laeora Berkson of donors’ generosity to JGH Foundation

August 11, 2022

In 2021, Montrealer Ricky Black and his partner Sophie Marquis committed to a major donation to the JGH’s Rheumatology Division. Part of the donation will go towards funding a research nurse.

“All of a sudden, my headache about funding our nurse disappeared,” said Dr. Laeora Berkson, Chief of Rheumatology at the JGH. “I am so deeply grateful.”

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