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Clinical Day focuses on celebrating 100 years of healthcare innovation at the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre
A Canadian pioneer in public health care has reached a milestone anniversary -The Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre is celebrating its centennial, and is hosting its second event this year to mark the special birthday. Over seven hundred physicians, nurses, residents, support staff and teachers who spent part of their careers working in the Herzl Centre throughout the years, were invited to attend the Herzl Centre’s Clinical Day featuring a series of lectures on an array of issues affecting family medicine in the 21st century.
Topics of the lectures range from Care of Alzheimer’s patients to Family Practice Obstetrics, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Primary Care, Bringing Patients into Decision-Making in Health Care Delivery, Monitoring the Quality of Care We Dispense, and a look at the Humanitarian Medical Problem of Treating Child Soldiers in Africa. The lecturers include present and former clinician teachers and residents at Herzl.
“The day reflects what has always been Herzl’s preoccupation with effective health care delivery for all,” says Dr. Michael Malus, the Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at the JGH and the Director of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre. “It is a testament to the Herzl Centre and its pioneering spirit, that so many of those who have taught or trained in its facilities have gone on to be leaders in their respective fields.”
"Herzl has distinguished itself not only for the many generations of patients that it has helped, but for the numerous 'graduates' it has turned out," says JGH President Rick Dubrovsky. "After playing an important role at Herzl, many doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals have gone on to distinguished careers elsewhere in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. They have become ambassadors of Herzl's compassion, its insistence on seeing the patient as a whole individual, and its willingness to develop new programs to meet evolving needs for treatment and care. We count them as valued 'alumni' and important partners in strengthening the public healthcare system."
A year-long celebration will acknowledge the many achievements the Centre has made since its humble beginnings 100 years ago. In an effort to thank the public, the JGH and its donors, the Centre is partaking in a series of centennial-related events to commemorate the centenary. In addition to this Clinical Day, a feature-length documentary, 100 years of Herzl: From Dockside to Bedside, by Perpetuum Productions, will be screened at an official vernissage this coming fall. The film explores Herzl’s history, as well as its current role in the health care of Montreal and Quebec.
The Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre provides a wide range of medical and social services, including obstetrical and maternal child care, a breastfeeding clinic, adolescent and geriatric health care. Consultants are also on site in such fields as pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery. Also a recent addition is the Herzl CRIU Walk-In Centre featuring interdisciplinary care designed to diminish congestion in the Emergency Room.
Glenn J. Nashen, Director
Astrid Morin, Media Relations
Public Affairs and Communications
Jewish General Hospital
Tel.: 514-340-8222 ext. 4612