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Overview

Most Respiratory Therapists work in hospitals where they perform intensive care, critical care, and neonatal procedures. They are also a vital part of the hospital’s lifesaving response team that handles patient emergencies.

Our team of over 100 Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) provide diagnostic and therapeutic care for people with heart or lung disorders. Therapists monitor, evaluate and treat patients at The Ottawa Hospital in many areas. The majority of Respiratory Therapist’s provide direct patient care, to adults, children and newborns in any or all of the following:

  • Asthma
  • Heart Failure
  • Premature Infants With Underdeveloped Lungs
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Drowning Victims
  • Pneumonia
  • Car Accident Victims
  • Respiratory Distress
  • Spinal Cord Injured Individuals
  • Croup
  • Strokes
  • Chest Trauma – Broken Ribs, Etc.
  • Head Injuries
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

Our Services

  • Critical Care
    • Emergency
    • Intensive Care
    • Trauma Services
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Anaesthesia (AA – Anaesthesia assistants)
  • Diagnostic Testing including: Analysis Of Blood For Oxygen And Carbon Dioxide
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Breathing Tests)
  • Stress Testing (Analysis Of The Body’s Response To Stress Exercise)
  • Cardiac Electrical Activity (Electrocardiogram; ECG)
  • Sleep Studies (Polysomnography)
  • Transporting Critical Patients
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Patient/Family/Caregiver Education
  • Ultrasound (ECHO)

Our Team

Respiratory Therapists attend a 3 year college diploma program or a 4 year University diploma/degree program. Therapists obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by successfully completing the written Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) Certification Examination.

To work in Ontario, RRT’s must be members of the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO). Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) must participate in on-going quality assurance activities to ensure high professional standards to maintain their licenses to practice. RRT’s are regulated and licensed professionals like physicians and nurses.

  • Ginette Greffe-Laliberté, RRT
    Director/Chief of Respiratory Therapy,
    Anesthesia Assistance & Cardiopulmonary Services
  • Renee Pageau, RRT
    Corporate Clinical Practice Coordinator (Research)

Contact Us

Ginette Greffe-Laliberté, RRT
Director/Chief of Respiratory Therapy,
Anesthesia Assistance & Cardiopulmonary Services
The Ottawa Hospital
1301 Eye Institute Mailbox 123
Tel: (613) 737-8258
Fax: (613)737-8074
Pager : 613 719-6037
Email: greffe-laliberte@toh.ca

Renee Pageau, RRT
Corporate Clinical Practice Coordinator (Research)
The Ottawa Hospital Civic, General and Riverside Campuses
(613) 798-5555 ext. 79079
pager: 613-719-5462
e-mail: rpageau@toh.ca

Dave Swift, RRT
Campus Coordinator -Professional Practice (Ed.) Civic Campus
Charge Respiratory Therapist – Maternal Newborn
The Ottawa Hospital
Pager 715-8897
e-mail: dswift@toh.ca

Jay Greco, RRT
Charge Respiratory Therapist Adult Critical Care ICU/PACU
The Ottawa Hospital/Civic Campus
Tel. (613)798 5555 ext. 16964
Fax 613 761 5418
Pager 613 274 8573
e-mail: jgreco@toh.ca

James Acheson, RRT
Charge Respiratory Therapist
The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus
Emergency/Medicine/Surgery
office: 613-798-5555 ext.17471
pager: 613-715-8573
e-mail: jacheson@toh.ca

Sylvie Bourbonnais RRT
Professional Practice (CQI) General Campus
Charge Respiratory Therapist HBU
613-737-8899 ext. 79257
pager: 613-719-4369
E-mail: sybourbonnais@toh.ca

Julie Boulianne RRT
Charge Respiratory Therapist Adult Critical Care ICU/PACU
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
Tel: (613)737-8899 ext. 72177
Pager: 613 274-9563
E-mail: jboulianne@toh.ca

Michael Gatta, RRT
Charge Respiratory Therapist
The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
Emergency/Medicine/Surgery
office: 613-798-5555 ext. 72355
pager: 613-719-5476
e-mail: mgatta@toh.ca

Carole LeBlanc RRT, CRE
Charge Respiratory Therapist
Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre
Tel: 613-737-7350 ext. 75461
e-mail: cleblanc@toh.ca

David Dafoe, RRT
Charge Respiratory Therapist
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit
(613) 798-5555 ext. 18387
e-mail: ddafoe@ottawaheart.ca

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