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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 […]

Jun 21, 2018

Megan Ellis, Aboriginal Program Coordinator, has been leading the KAIROS Blanket Exercise with groups of staff from The Ottawa Hospital. She wears her red sash to show her Métis heritage. It moves some to tears. Others are shocked, yet hopeful. Anger, guilt and shame can also come with the heightened awareness hospital staff members have […]

Jun 21, 2018

Paul Johanis, President of the Greenspace Alliance, co-chairs the newly-established Campus Engagement Group, which is examining all the issues that have been consistently rated as most important by the public. Building a new, modern health and research centre in the heart of Ottawa is about health care and about the community. Public involvement is essential […]

Jun 13, 2018

Speech-language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it. The first patient wasn’t sure about trying the tablet with RecoverNow on it. She was 75, had had a stroke, and had never even used a typewriter. But the modern […]

Jun 6, 2018

Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have developed an algorithm that can accurately estimate a newborn’s gestational age to within one to two weeks. Dr. Kumanan Wilson and his team have a novel approach to finding out how often babies are born preterm in low-resource countries. They’re using data collected from routine newborn blood tests and […]

May 31, 2018

Medical oncologist Dr. Neil Reaume (right) is now able to easily show patients, such as John Richichi, the results of their medical imaging tests right in the exam room, leading to better discussions during appointments. Dr. Neil Reaume walked into the exam room, greeted patient John Richichi, and tapped his ID badge against a small […]

May 23, 2018

“My patients are a great source of strength for me,” said Dr. Rebecca Auer. Meet Dr. Rebecca Auer. Some days she wears scrubs and removes tumours in the operating room. Other days she wears a lab coat and investigates the secrets of cancer cells. In between all this, she runs clinical trials, trains students and […]

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 […]