Latest News - Spring 2012


We are thrilled to announce that our Imaging Department is now digital. Patients will benefit from faster services and will no longer have to return to the Q.E.H.C. to pick up their x-ray films. All appointments will now be booked through a digital Radiology Information System (R.I.S.).

Imaging results will be sent directly to referring physicians through a Patient Archiving and Communication System (P.A.C.S.).

We thank the Q.E.H.C. Foundation (Q.E.H.C. Community Services) and the community for making this phase of the digitization project possible. Phase 2 (to follow shortly) will consist of the purchase of a new digital mammography machine and will complete this project.

A very special thanks to volunteer Louise Curley who has raised over $29,000 over the last 9 months, for this project.

Diabetes Education Clinic

The Q.E.H.C. Diabetes Education Program, which receives over 1,300 visits per year, was fortunate to receive a large donation of blood pressure monitors for the clinic. Our thanks to Bristol Myers Squibb for their generosity.

New Director of Development for Q.E.H.C. Community Services.

As many of you know, Élaine Lalonde who has been working with the Q.E.H.C. Community Services for the past 12 years, resigned in the fall to take on a new challenge at Enablis. We welcome Sarah Malka as our new Director of Development for the foundation and wish her much success in this new endeavour.

Raising Funds to Fight Cancer

A great big thank you to all the volunteers who made Daffodil Day and Denim Day 2011 a success. The amounts raised were as follows: Daffodil Day (Canadian Cancer Society) $1,645 and National Denim Day (CURE Foundation) $330

Many thanks to all our volunteers and supporters

Volunteers' Luncheon

The 2011 Volunteers' Luncheon was held at the Pasta Casareccia, where a delicious meal was served. We took this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who work tirelessly for the Q.E.H.C., in various areas.

Special anniversary service pins and flowers were given to the following volunteers: Mary Ryan, 5 years, Tatyanna Mozgova, 5 years and Angelo Pantis, 10 years. MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL OF THEM!

QEHC Community Services

Major Campaign

The Moving ahead: going digital and sustainable for better health Campaign to digitize the QEHC's Imaging Department and modernize the first floor of the complex is going well. As of March 28th, 2012, we are proud to announce that $1,800,000.00 has been raised in gifts and pledges which represents 90% of our $2 million dollars goal. The dynamic Campaign Committee, co-chaired by the dedicated Toni Fargnoli (Toni Shoes) and François Hudon (BMO), is made up of Marvin Corber, Domenico D'Alesio, Victoria Esposito, Sheila Goldbloom, Dr. Victor Goldbloom, Miriam Green, Michael Huband, Joan Ivory, Pierette Sévigny, Michael McMaster, Alex Paterson, Cynthia Price, Tim Price, Henry Rosenblum, Corrine Sévigny, Dominic Taddeo, Morris Shiveck and Nancy Wright.

Annual Gala

QEHC Community Services is holding its 9th, annual fundraising gala Under the Tuscan on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Parisian Laundry.

Chaired by Cynthia Price and Gery Shadeed, the members of the organizing committee-Robert Anderson, Bente Christensen, Marina Cutler, Sandy Cochrane, Domenico D'Alesio, Allannah Furlong, Janet Rankin Hambleton, Brian Marcil, Erik Moisan, Christine Pickrell, Dr. Mark Roper, Joanne Rudy, Nauzie Dubai, Giovanna D'Alesio, Salma Belhaffal, Talia Noya and Irene Tschernomor, QEHC Executive Director and CEO-are hard at work to make this event a great success.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample great Tuscan wines, generously donated by Gino Berretta from Berretta Wines and LCC Wines and Spirits, feast on a fabulous Italian buffet, listen to the wonderful tunes of The Fundamentals, and bid on exciting items at our silent auction. The funds raised will be used to digitize the QEHC Breast Cancer Detection Center. The QEHC operates one of Quebec's 15 Accredited Breast Cancer Detection Centers where over 6,300 mammograms are performed annually.

Tickets for Under The Tuscan Sun are $150 each and are on sale at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex by calling (514) 485-5018, at Toni Shoes, 136 Greene Avenue, and at Westmount Florist, 360 Victoria Avenue.