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Oct 18, 2018

The new Rose Ages Breast Health Centre has given hope to patients like Tanya O’Brien, who has many family members who have had breast cancer. Six years ago, Tanya O’Brien’s worst fear became a reality. A radiologist noticed some calcifications in her mammogram that required a biopsy. And then the biopsy showed she had breast […]

Oct 3, 2018

Behaviourist Candace Vilhan (left) and Registered Dietitian Jennifer Brown work every day with patients who live with obesity, helping them to identify and overcome obesity stigma and bias. Obesity – now considered a complex chronic disease similar to diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol – is a disease people “wear,” so they’re subject to […]

Sep 27, 2018

Drs. Robin Parks (left) and Jodi Warman Chardon are confident that, with neuromuscular experts working together, their research will translate into treatments for tomorrow. Teresa Buffone knows too well how helpless it feels to have a loved one diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease. Her husband, Frank, died of myotonic dystrophy. Eight people in her family […]

Sep 20, 2018

Erin Murphy, who won the Outstanding Volunteer award, shared his experiences and talked about the importance of the Volunteer Assignment Descriptions and Checklists project. Winners never quit – rather, they find ways to adjust to a new lifestyle, to a new normal. Erin Murphy, who won The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Volunteer this […]

Sep 12, 2018

Concussion symptoms can be different for everyone. It’s important to recognize any of the possible symptoms of a concussion so that a health-care provider can diagnose it and start you on a recovery plan. Concussions are a serious and often-misunderstood injury. Recent high-profile stories about athletes taking extended breaks from their careers to recover from […]

Aug 29, 2018

Stephen Rawlings put ribbons on medals as he shared his story about volunteering at Familiar Faces Engraving as part of his recovery from a brain injury. Stephen Rawlings unpacks trophies and medals from their shipping boxes, puts ribbons on medals and helps the employees with whatever needs doing at Familiar Faces Engraving – a trophy […]

Aug 1, 2018

The annual report contains fast facts, like how many babies were delivered this year and how many patients are enrolled in clinical trials. Independence with each breath. Tricking your heart into thinking you exercise. Riding for cancer research. The 2017-2018 annual report is packed with stories of compassion, research, and community. Watch the video of Marty Meech, […]

Jul 18, 2018

At last count, 862 people had been photographed for the #HelloMyNameIs campaign, pledging to introduce themselves to patients every time. The international #HelloMyNameIs campaign has taken off at The Ottawa Hospital, with employees, doctors, volunteers and even patient advisors pledging to improve patient care by introducing themselves to patients by name, every time. The Ottawa […]

Jul 5, 2018

Evan Van Zuylen (center), Protection Officer with Security and Parking, won the Respect for the Individual award, recognizing how he keeps his cool in challenging situations, such as his work with Psychiatry Emergency Services. He takes the time to build rapport with patients and makes them feel at ease around him. Renée Légaré (left), Executive […]

Jun 27, 2018

Stem cell researcher and PhD student Marissa Lithopoulos has volunteered with the Let’s Talk Science outreach program since 2014. The University of Ottawa chapter of this national program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Photo by Zhaoyi Chen. Marissa Lithopoulos has always had a passion for science. “My favourite show growing up was ‘Bill Nye […]