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Dr. Jack Kitts


Dr. Jack Kitts
President and CEO
The Ottawa Hospital

Contact Details
613-761-4800
jbkitts@toh.ca

Degrees & Certification
MD (Cum Laude)
Anesthesiologist
FRCP
MBA

Associated Leadership:

Chair, Advisory Committee on Human Pathogens and Toxins

Past Chair, Health Council of Canada

Awards:

2011 CSPE Excellence in Medical Leadership Award – Canadian Society of Physician Executives

2013 Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient

2014 Fire Starter Hall of Fame Inductee

Dr. Jack Kitts received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1980. After interning at the University of Toronto, he completed a three year tour as a medical officer in the Canadian Forces before returning to the University of Ottawa to complete specialty training in anesthesia in 1987. He spent one year as a research fellow at the University of California in San Francisco.  Dr. Kitts then joined the medical staff at the Ottawa Civic Hospital as an anesthesiologist and Research Director for the Department of Anesthesia.  In 1992 he led the development of the hospital’s Preoperative Assessment Clinic which became a model for subsequent clinics, both nationally and internationally. He also became its first Medical Director. In 1995 he was appointed Chief of Anesthesia at the Ottawa Civic Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa.

In 1998, Dr. Kitts was appointed Vice-President of Medical Affairs and led the medical staff during a complex restructuring in which three hospitals and five large programs were merged into The Ottawa Hospital. He completed his master’s degree in business administration in 2001 and was named President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital in February 2002. Dr. Kitts continues in that position to this day, managing a staff of 12,000.

The Ottawa Hospital is recognized as one of the largest and most important research and teaching hospitals in Canada. Its research institute is one of the foremost institutes in Canada, involving more than 1500 scientists, clinical investigators, trainees and staff.

Dr. Kitts’ inclusive, team-oriented strategic leadership, passion to ensure delivery of quality patient-centered care, and the development and mentoring of physician leaders, has been a central, unifying force in establishing and sustaining The Ottawa Hospital’s vision to provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion that we would want for our loved ones.

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Emergency Update

Civic Campus on backup power

The Civic Campus is on backup power

We are still able to provide emergency care. However, we won’t be back to business as usual until normal power is restored.

We are working with Hydro Ottawa to get power restored as quickly as possible

We currently have 5 patients with injuries related to last night\\\'s storm, 1 of them arrived this morning. 2 in critical condition, 1 serious, 2 stable.

Updates will be posted on Twitter.

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Le Campus Civic est alimenté par une source électrique de secours

Nous pouvons donner des soins urgents. Cependant, nous ne pouvons pas fournir de soins ou de services habituels avant le rétablissement complet du réseau électrique.

Nous travaillons avec Hydro Ottawa afin de rétablir le courant le plus tôt possible.

Nous soignons cinq patients blessés par la tempête d\\\'hier soir. L\\\'un d\\\'entre eux est arrivé ce matin. Deux des patients sont en état de santé critique, un patient est en état de santé grave et les deux autres patient sont en état stable.

Prochaines mises à jour diffusées dans Twitter.


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