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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 […]

Mar 21, 2018

“After the treatment, I never had another attack. I just started to feel better, and totally recovered,” Heather Harris said about her stem cell transplant in 2006. Heather Harris was driving her fiancé to a golf tournament one morning in 2001 when her right foot went numb. By the end of the day, the numbness […]

Mar 15, 2018

Rehanna Ramdath, who still lives with the effects of endometriosis years after it was initially diagnosed, said the disorder has affected every aspect of her life. When she was a teenager, Rehanna Ramdath was told that painful periods were normal, and that many women her age experienced the same pain she was having. That was […]

Mar 14, 2018

The Ottawa Hospital is launching a campaign to make research more visible and accessible to patients. Clinical Research Facilitator Tammy Beaudoin is leading the charge with colourful buttons inviting patients to ask staff questions about research. When people first arrive at The Ottawa Hospital, research is often the last thing on their minds. Yet research […]

Mar 7, 2018

An advocate for strong, positive patient experiences, Dr. Virginia Roth will continue to lead The Ottawa Hospital in providing patient- and family-centred care.   She has worked on some of the most high-profile diseases in recent years, including H1N1, SARS and MRSA. Now, Dr. Virginia Roth oversees the approximately 1,400 doctors at The Ottawa Hospital […]

Feb 28, 2018

If you feel that technostress is interfering with your daily activities or your relationships, you may need to change some behaviours to make technology work for you.   Technostress can interfere with your daily activities or relationships. If you feel that’s happening to you, your coping system may need the free upgrade recommended by two […]

Feb 21, 2018

Marina Moraitis (second from left) joined more than 2,000 other tartan-clad runners in Perth’s World Record Kilt Run in June 2017. Fellow kilt-runners included (left to right) Susan Sami, Georgette Houle and Hayley Claassen. Photo by Ian Hunter.   Marina Moraitis has a collection of “bling” – medals she’s won from running road races. Her […]