Special coverage

Episode 85 - COVID-19 - Dr. Justin Cross

June 5, 2020

When COVID-19 first started spreading across the globe, inching closer and closer to home, the Digital Health team at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal sprang into action and managed to roll out key parts of a long-term plan in a matter of weeks.

The goal was to limit the number of people on-site, thereby limiting the spread of the virus, while maintaining services and the highest possible quality of care. Now the pieces are in place to take the digital revolution into the future.

On the latest episode of the Your Health Podcast, Dr. Justin Cross, Director of Digital Health for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, joins Shaun McMahon for a behind-the-scenes look at what his team has been up against.

Episode 84 - COVID-19 - Sarita Israel & Alexandre Allard

May 25, 2020

Mistreatment and mental health, two key issues facing our elderly population, have been exacerbated by the increased isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a quest for solutions on the latest episode of the Your Health Podcast, Shaun McMahon welcomes Sarita Israel, social worker and coordinator in the area of expertise to counter the mistreatment of older adults with CREGÉS (Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology) as well as Dr. Alexandre Allard, Senior Psychiatry Resident at the Jewish General Hospital, who is leading the charge on a new volunteer-based phone project that is helping to break the isolation and screen for key risk factors. A panel discussion not to be missed!

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Episode 83 - COVID-19 - Erin Cook

May 8, 2020

Dealing with COVID-19 is hard enough. Now imagine having to navigate it while dealing with cancer. Erin Cook, Clinical Administrative Coordinator, Oncology and Cardiovascular Services and Co-Director of Operations for the Segal Cancer Centre, joins Shaun McMahon for the latest episode of Your Health.

Thanks to a highly-skilled team of healthcare workers, adjusted services and telehealth options, no one has to face their cancer journey alone, especially now.

Episode 82 - COVID-19 - Maëcha Nault

May 5, 2020

May 5 marks the International Day of the Midwife. On this special occasion, we want to highlight the amazing that’s work being done at our Côte-des-Neiges Birthing Centre. The team, consisting of 15 midwives who follow over 400 expectant mothers each year, plays a key role in our healthcare system by enabling moms-to-be to have a natural birth experience.

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic, expectant mothers have many extra questions and concerns about their pregnancy and childbirth. To shed some light on the new measures that safeguard everyone’s health and safety—mom-to-be, baby and midwife alike—Maëcha Nault, Head of Midwife Services, joins Shaun McMahon for the latest episode of the Your Health podcast.

Episode 81 - COVID-19 - Dr. Paul Warshawsky

April 29, 2020

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s working on the front lines… and then there’s being at the very front of the line. While recent days have shown encouraging signs, there are still obvious concerns and one of the doctors treating Montreal’s most gravely-ill patients checks in with what life has been like in an ever-evolving ICU.

Dr. Paul Warshawsky, Chief of the Division of Adult Critical Care Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital, joins Shaun McMahon for the latest episode of the Your Health Podcast.

Episode 80 - COVID-19 - Anthony Turi

April 20, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has a role to play and heroes come in all forms.

On the latest episode of the Your Health podcast Anthony Turi, Chief of Housekeeping at the Jewish General Hospital, explains the pivotal role his team has to play, at a time when cleanliness can literally be a matter of life and death.

Episode 79 - COVID-19 - Maria Monaco

April 17, 2020

Looking for work? Would you love to make a real difference in the community? CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is open for business as a number of positions urgently need to be filled in order to provide vital care to patients and residents across our territory.

Call 514.293.0526 or visit  designyourcareer.ca for more info. Maria Monaco, Chief of Talent Acquisition and Staffing for our CIUSSS joins Shaun McMahon for the latest episode of the Your Health Podcast with details on which positions need to be filled, what incentives are being offered and how you can help.

Episode 78 - COVID-19 - Dr. Brent Richards

April 13, 2020

When will a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment arrive? Dr. Brent Richards, Senior Investigator at the JGH Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, is involved in a new province-wide COVID-19 BioBank project.He answers that question and explains how the fundamentals of virus research works on the latest edition of the Your Health podcast.

Episode 77 - COVID-19 - Tung Tran

April 6, 2020

From health-care workers to hospital patients and everyone in between, the COVID-19 pandemic can easily impact one’s mental health.

Luckily, thanks to telehealth, adapted emergency and follow-up programs, hotlines and more, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal is already working hard to alleviate those concerns. Ngo Thanh Tung Tran, Director of the Mental Health and Addiction Program, explains more on the latest episode of the Your Health podcast.

Episode 76 - COVID-19 - Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg

April 3, 2020

We are currently living a complex situation, with many details to be assessed on a daily basis. Despite the importance and magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, remains confident in the face of adversity.

In this episode of the Your Health Podcast, Dr. Rosenberg also reassures us about the management of our medical equipment and reminds us of the main prevention tips and appropriate actions to take in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

Episode 75 - COVID-19 - Luc Méthot

March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a number of challenges across CIUSSS West-Central Montreal.

Luc Méthot and his multidisciplinary team have their hands full, as they fight tirelessly to provide for and protect the most vulnerable members of our community, not to mention the very people who serve them. Méthot, the Interim Associate Director of the Support Program for the Autonomy of Seniors (SAPA), joined Shaun McMahon on the latest episode of the Your Health Podcast.

Episode 74 - COVID-19 - Francine Dupuis

After working in her field for decades, Francine Dupuis, our CIUSSS’s Associate CEO, has seen it all…almost. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has presented her—as well as other healthcare administrators—with unforeseen challenges.

Even though our understanding of the virus continues to evolve, some timelines remain unclear, and equipment may sometimes be scarce. However, Ms. Dupuis remains confident that society’s collective strength will prevail.

She joins Shaun McMahon, of the Communications Team, to discuss her views and deliver her insights on the latest edition of the Your Health podcast.

Episode 73 - COVID-19 - Dr. Suzanne Levitz

March 24, 2020

Mount Sinai Hospital is a unique establishment, combining palliative care, pulmonary care, post-acute care and long-term care.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put an intense spotlight on those daily challenges, but Dr. Suzanne Levitz, family physician and Associate Director of Professional Services for CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, says she incredibly impressed with how patients and residents are being looked after despite the circumstances.  

Dr. Levitz joined Shaun McMahon for more special COVID-19 coverage on the Your Health Podcast.

Episode 72 - COVID-19 - Dr. Mark Karanofsky

March 20, 2020


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