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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Awards of Excellence

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Awards of Excellence who were honored yesterday during a special ceremony presented by Pfizer!

See the photos Linda Massé, recipient of the Gustav Levinschi Nursing Award of Excellence At the Gustav Levinschi Foundation, we believe that nurses provide the cornerstone of care for sick children and their families. That is why we are very proud to celebrate the outstanding work of Linda Masse by presenting her with the Gustav Levinschi Nursing Award of Excellence. Linda has spent 28 years of her 31-year career in the pediatric intensive care unit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She has cared for thousands of children …

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A new office at the Children’s!

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In addition to our office at Place Alexis Nihon, the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation opened a satellite office in the lobby of Block B at the Children’s. After 42 years and over $300 million raised, the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated more than ever to answering the hospital’s needs for equipment, training and research. This is why the Foundation opened a new satellite office on the Children’s site to be closer to the kids, families and staff we support. Come meet our team and discuss ways you can help ensure that our young patients get the best …

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Putting research into practice

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Two years ago, Dr. Nada Jabado, hemato-oncologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and researcher in the Child Health and Human Development Program at the Research Institute, approached Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer, neurosurgeon and Chief of Surgery at the Children's, about a promising discovery for treating brain tumours. She explained that a mutation—known as BRAF V600E—found in a certain type of melanoma was the same mutation found in a subset of brain tumours known as gangliogliomas. What’s more, drug treatments using targeted inhibitors with proven clinical success in treating melanoma were available. Dr. Jabado suggested that these same treatments could be used …

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Opération Enfant Soleil provides better technology for the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s young patients

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Opération Enfant Soleil came to Montreal during its annual tour to distribute funds.  With Maxime Landry and Annie Broccoli as hosts, the organization distributed $2,816,782 to the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. These funds will go to support different hospital units, the Department of Medical Imaging, the Opération Enfant Soleil Emergency Department and operating rooms, through the purchase of state of the art equipment like physiological monitors, ultrasound equipment and diagnostic systems, an x-ray system, a heart lunch machine and a digital electromyography. Opération Enfant Soleil will also play a key role in contributing to an innovative new project called …

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The Blue Jays celebrate the opening of the Rehab Gym at the Children’s

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On March 31, the Blue Jays began their exhibition game weekend in Montreal with a visit to the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In the lead up to the annual Spring Training series at the Olympic Stadium, the club, Tim Raines and other baseball celebrities celebrated the opening of the Hospital’s Rehab Gym, made possible by a $250,000 Field of Dreams investment from the Jays Care Foundation. The newly minted “Jays Care Rehab Gym,” located on the 8th Floor of Block B of the new hospital, offers in-patients an area to exercise and receive early rehabilitation from a team of specialists. …

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