Four hearts beating as one

Liam and Rhys stand on either side of their mother Nora

Liam and Rhys White were born at The Ottawa Hospital three and a half months premature. The 11-year-old twins are helping raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide other families with best care for their preemies.

NICU gave preemie baby Avalina a fighting chance

Sarah Sousa gently kisses her tiny baby on the cheek

Baby Avalina Sousa was born at 24 weeks and spent her first 127 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Ottawa Hospital is renovating its current NICU facilities at the General Campus to give each baby a separate room.

The new Special Care Nursery opens at the Civic Campus

Some of The Ottawa Hospital’s smallest patients have a new home. The Special Care Nursery at the Civic Campus provides a safe, quiet environment for these babies, and gives parents more room and privacy as they watch over their little ones

Could stem cells fight lung disease in our tiniest patients?

Jamie-Lee Eberts holds her baby daughter Olivia Eberts in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Dr. Bernard Thébaud and his team are hoping to harness stem cells from umbilical cords to treat chronic lung diseases in extremely premature babies.