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Nov 13, 2019

Mike Mongeon received a personalized Guardian Angel pin for his warmth and compassionate care toward patients. The tremendously warm and toothy smile across Michel “Mike” Mongeon’s face says everything about his character. His smile is a hard-to-ignore first impression and it’s one of the characteristics that makes him so memorable to patients. Another is his […]

Nov 6, 2019

A soldier’s life can change in an instant. For Mike Trauner, that instant happened on December 5, 2008. Mike, a Master Corporal in the Canadian Light Infantry, was on patrol in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device went off. The force of the explosion severed both his legs, and severely injured both his arms and […]

Oct 9, 2019

The grief process is like a pendulum. Sometimes we swing toward feelings of anger, sadness and anxiety. Sometimes we swing away from those feelings toward numbness or denial. Eventually, the back-and-forth of the grief experience allows us to process our feelings and thoughts about the loss. A job loss, a divorce, the death of a […]

Oct 3, 2019

The Ottawa Hospital [left] and Israel’s Sheba Medical Center will use the ‘ARC’ model, which focuses on open innovation and collaboration in health care. Canada and Israel stand more than 8,000 kilometers apart, but when it comes to health care, their approaches are about to move a lot closer together. The Ottawa Hospital joined Israel’s […]

Sep 18, 2019

Syphilis can be serious, but it is treatable Syphilis is on the rise. This sexually transmitted infection (STI) was at one time virtually wiped out. But doctors have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of syphilis cases in Ottawa and across Canada. Dr. Paul MacPherson, an infectious disease specialist at The Ottawa Hospital, […]

Sep 12, 2019

Ron Cooper can now safely get dialysis treatments at home thanks to the training he received from The Ottawa Hospital’s Home Dialysis Program team. The Home Dialysis Program at The Ottawa Hospital gives some patients the ability to receive their dialysis treatment at home. Patients from Cornwall to Carleton Place have benefited from the Home […]

Sep 5, 2019

Christine Murphy, Ph.D. and Dr. Sudhir Nagpal are two of the dozens of health-care professionals who provide connected care to patients at the Limb Prevention Clinic. For many people, a cracked callus is nothing more than a nuisance. But as a person with diabetes, Debora LePage knew that the one she saw on her left […]