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Jul 12, 2017

Chaplains Linda Miller (left) and Rev. Tom Granger were part of an interprofessional team that developed the Emergency Spiritual Care Assistance Team (ESCAT) Guide, which helps ensure that spiritual and emotional support does not get missed during a disaster or Code Orange. In any disaster or Code Orange, medical attention for victims is crucial. But […]

Jul 5, 2017

Saving a life with a world-first stem cell procedure. Planning a patient’s memorable wedding. Making flash cards to help dementia patients communicate. Helping a First Nations community heal after a suicide crisis. The Ottawa Hospital’s annual report for 2016-2017 celebrates the world-class care we provide to our patients every day. It features a video of […]

Jun 28, 2017

Midwife Elizabeth Fraser wanted to know how to reduce her risk of blood clots during pregnancy, and inspired a study that could help others with her rare condition. Elizabeth Fraser jokes that she had one of the world’s most-planned pregnancies. Six months before she became pregnant, the midwife sat down with experts at The Ottawa […]

Jun 21, 2017

Inuk patient Robert Ukaliannuk rang the triangle after his last radiation treatment and celebrated with a “shake it all off” traditional healing dance. Other patients clapped as Robert Ukaliannuk rang the triangle after his last radiation treatment and celebrated with a “shake it all off” traditional healing dance. But the moment was bittersweet, given the […]

Jun 14, 2017

Dr. Bernard Thébaud and his team are hoping to harness stem cells from umbilical cords to treat chronic lung diseases in extremely premature babies like Olivia Eberts. “She’s a miracle because she wasn’t expected to survive,” said her mother, Jamie-Lee Eberts. From the day she was born, Olivia Eberts has been a fighter. Born 115 […]

Jun 7, 2017

Ayse Ibrahim said she’s proud to work for The Ottawa Hospital, which recently received the Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa. Five years ago, Ayse Ibrahim was working on completing her high school diploma and was hoping to become a pharmacist. She had always loved hospitals and wanted to work in one. All that […]

Jun 6, 2017

Debi Lascelle (left) and Stephen Aronson are patient advisors on a lung screening pilot program. Both Lascelle and Aronson were diagnosed with lung cancer and treated successfully after taking part in an early screening study. When people found out that Debi Lascelle had been diagnosed with lung cancer, they almost always reacted the same way. […]

May 31, 2017

Senator Art Eggleton (right) was impressed by The Ottawa Hospital’s 3D printing program, saying it would be an enormous benefit for patients. He and other senators learned about the program from Dr. Frank Rybicki (left) and Dr. Adnan Sheikh (second from right). When patients can see a 3D-printed model of their own arthritic knee joint […]

May 24, 2017

Shelby Hayter, who has Parkinson’s disease, underwent deep brain stimulation surgery to control her tremors and symptoms.   Shelby Hayter ran the Boston Marathon in 2005, just a month after she was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. Within a few years, she could no longer run.   Walking became difficult too, because her left […]

May 17, 2017

The Ottawa Hospital has become a world leader in stem cell research. Bringing stem cell research to patients – that’s the common goal that has united research specialists from a wide range of disciplines under The Ottawa Hospital’s Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research. Over the past 10 years, the centre has become the hub […]