Special COVID-19 Coverage on the Your Health Podcast

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How would you like to keep up to date on the most important COVID-19 news affecting CIUSSS West-Central Montreal… just 5 minutes at a time? 


Well, now you can.


At the office, at home, in the car or in the palm of your hand, our top experts in the field sound off from the front lines of the biggest pandemic of a generation on new special COVID-19 coverage of the Your Health Podcast.


“Our special coverage is hosted by Shaun McMahon, 20-year Montreal radio veteran and now, member of our creative, multi-platform communications team. In each episode, Shaun will dive into the many corners of CIUSSS West Central Montreal, in both English and French, to bring you the best stories. Stories of courage, dedication and hope,” says Glenn Nashen, Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations. “The podcast will also aim answer the many questions that continue to come to light as the pandemic morphs and evolves on a near-hourly basis.”


Distinguished guests over the first week of coverage have included Associate CEO Francine Dupuis, as well as Dr. Mark Karanofsky, Director Herzl Family Practice Centre and attending physician at Donald Berman Jewish Eldercare Centre, Dr. Suzanne Levitz, Associate Director of Professional Services and family physician at Mount Sinai Hospital and Luc Méthot of the Support Program for the Autonomy of Seniors (SAPA). 


No stone will be left unturned, as subjects and guests will span our network from GMFs and CLSCs to right inside the Jewish General Hospital, a Quebec-designated COVID-19 centre.


Episodes are uploaded and available NOW at ciussswestcentral.ca/covid19 and ciussswestcentral.ca/podcast, as well as all CIUSSS West-Central Montreal social media platforms (FacebookInstagram & LinkedIn) along with being available on your favourite podcast platform (including GoogleAppleSoundcloudSpotifyiHeartRadio and Castbox).

What are the essential steps in preconception planning?

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The decision to have a baby is certainly an important one. But even before conceiving a child, there are things to do and others to avoid for an easy pregnancy.

To learn more about what is known as preconception planning, Barry Morgan welcomed Dr. Judy Hagshi, a family doctor specializing in low-risks obstetrics at the Jewish General Hospital.

Most of my readers will know that Dr. Judy Hagshi is my wonderful wife so I am particularly proud to share this episode of the YOUR HEALTH podcast on my blog. Please share it with whomever can benefit from this vital information.

And if this topic doesn’t meet your own needs why not tune in to any of the other subjects, expertly hosted by the talented media specialists, Carl Theriault and Barry Morgan?

YOUR HEALTH is produced by my superb team in Communications and Media Relations at the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and can be found on Google Play or Apple Podcasts as well as on Soundcloud and also on this page in English and this one for French episodes.

Creativity flows at Maimonides Art Hive

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The User Experience. Artistic creativity is good for the soul. Watch some Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre residents as they unleash their creative juices during an Art Hive workshop under the supervision of Art Therapist Sondra Goldman. A true delight for the eyes…and the heart.

Maimonides is an exceptional organization in Cote Saint-Luc since the 1960s. In 2015 it became part of the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal where I serve as Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations.

L’expérience des usagers. La création artistique est bonne pour l’âme. Voyez des résidentes du Centre gériatrique Maimonides Donald Berman en plein processus créatif lors d’un atelier de #ruchedart qui se tient à leur CHSLD sous la supervision de l’art thérapeute Sondra Goldman. Un délice pour les yeux… et le cœur. Visioner ici.