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May 16, 2018

Drs. Clare Liddy and Erin Keely came up with a solution to referral wait times with eConsult, an online tool that family doctors can use to ask specialists information to see if their patient should be referred. When Dr. Clare Liddy shared with Dr. Erin Keely that one of her patients had to wait for […]

May 10, 2018

Denise Schaerer received a heart transplant in January 2017, after being diagnosed with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the muscle tissue of the heart. When Denise Schaerer feels a thumping in her chest, she doesn’t just feel her own heartbeat – she feels someone else’s as well. That’s because this heart was given to […]

May 2, 2018

Economics professor Dr. David Gray took part in a clinical trial to see whether an immunotherapy drug could keep his high-risk skin cancer from coming back. Four years later, he’s still cancer-free.  Dr. David Gray’s cancer was hiding in plain sight. “It was a blemish on my cheek that just wouldn’t heal,” said the University of […]

Apr 25, 2018

Sailing enthusiast Peter Juryn joined a pilot study that put him in charge of managing his Parkinson’s disease. An expert nurse helped him set his own care priorities and referred him to health-care professionals who specialize in his care needs. Sailing is a life-long love affair for Peter Juryn that began when was nine years […]

Apr 20, 2018

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute needs technical equipment, such as the research deep freezers, to run its daily operations. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital store vaccines, medications, cells and chemicals in deep freezers – and by ‘deep’ they mean ‘really, really deep’ – temperatures as low as minus-80°C. Just like home freezers, they become less […]

Apr 18, 2018

Linda Ferro-Chartrand, RN at the General Campus Intensive Care Unit, often accompanies patients who are able to leave the unit to wellness areas such as the Butterfly Garden, between the General Campus and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Fresh air, open space, and warm sunlight peeking through leaves swaying in a cool breeze. Sometimes […]

Apr 11, 2018

Mike Soloski loves nothing more than the look of happiness and relaxation on patients’ faces when he helps them with their needs. Mike Soloski wanted to do meaningful, hands-on volunteer work in his retirement, and he found his niche at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre. As he helps patients feel more comfortable and empowered, Soloski […]

Apr 5, 2018

Danny Sutton-Long (right), a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at The Ottawa Hospital, donated a kidney to friend and fellow nurse Betty Organ, who is ‘Aunt Betty’ to his two daughters: Holly, 14, and Eve, 10. “Eve said to me, ‘We’re related now because you have Dad’s kidney’,” said Betty. Think about it: how […]

Mar 28, 2018

After years of trying to have children, Dawn Lau and her husband, Troy Lau, are happy to finally be able to hold their sons, Ethan and baby Isaac. He is the “go-to” doctor in the Ottawa area for treating pregnant women with kidney disease. And patients like Dawn Lau are grateful to Dr. Ayub Akbari […]

Mar 23, 2018

Dr. Pierre Antoine Brown has led the charge to provide a comprehensive, systematic approach to treating cystic renal kidney disease with the new centre of excellence.   Gina Hedges remembers, not long ago, when she had to travel to Toronto just to receive treatment for her polycystic kidney disease. Scheduling appointments with various specialists, each […]