The Ottawa Hospital Annual Report

Staff at The Ottawa Hospital
Reflecting on a year of pandemic milestones

Staff at The Ottawa Hospital look back on last year’s swift vaccine rollout and how they were able to meet this extraordinary logistical challenge.

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Our stories

Hospital community: A world-class team

Clockwise from upper left: Dr. Meshach Asare-Werehene, Dr. Janine Malcolm, Dr. Alfredo E Walker, Ellen Odai Alie
Celebrating four incredible trailblazers

This year during Black History Month, we spoke to four people who work at our hospital who made history in their fields and are laying the groundwork for others to follow.

Dr. Kathleen Gartke
Ten years of promoting equality for female physicians

From busting myths about women in leadership to recruitment and support, the Women Physician Leadership Committee celebrates a decade of fighting gender bias in health care.

From left to right and top to bottom: Brahim Bizriken, Pheap Bun, Roxane Roussel, Phil Nguyen, Teresa Seguin, Lise Thibodeau, Mike Therrien
Portrait project recognizes staff from all corners of our hospital

From the warehouse team to our supply attendants, porters and food service specialists–the one thing that ties all our staff together is their commitment to patient care.

World-class patient care

Canadian equestrian Ian Millar and his horse riding over an oxer during a competitio
Olympic equestrian thankful for 'unbelievable' trauma care

Airlifted to The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre with a severe arm injury and significant blood loss, Olympic equestrian Ian Millar was in awe of the skilled team ready to help save him.

Karen Toop (right) and her son
Catastrophic injuries require novel approach by our plastic surgery team

It was January 23, 2012, when Karen Toop was rushed into our Trauma Centre after being hit by a snowplow. The extent of her injuries and the complex care she would need to survive was something her care team would never forget.

Michele Juma (third from left) and her family
Team races against the clock to save a mother’s vision

With vision in her left eye deteriorating quickly, Michele Juma travelled from her home in Sault Ste. Marie to The Ottawa Hospital for vision-saving treatment.

Research that is transforming care

Owen Snider
A Canadian-first clinical trial gives lymphoma patient a third chance

Faced with the return of his lymphoma for the third time in ten years, Owen Snider was running out of options. But there was new hope when he was accepted into a made-in-Canada CAR-T therapy clinical trial.

Dr. Dean Fergusson holds a bag of blood.
Making every blood transfusion count

Dr. Dean Fergusson received The Ottawa Hospital’s Grimes Career Achievement Award for trailblazing research that is saving lives and blood around the world.

Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis looks through a microscope
'Dream Team' of researchers tackles leading cause of vision loss

Dr. Catherine Tsilfidis has assembled a world-class team to bring discoveries with game-changing potential to patients with retinal disease.

New Campus Development

Video thumbnail of Dr. Guy Hébert speaking to a colleague in the Emergency Department
The future of health care at The Ottawa Hospital

Private patient rooms and bathrooms, a highly-advanced Trauma Centre and a world-class neurosciences institute. This is the New Campus Development.

Rendering of the urban plaza on the Carling side of the New Campus Development site.
New hospital construction to boost Ottawa’s GDP by $2 billion

Learn how the New Campus Development stands to dramatically boost Ottawa’s bottom line.

Rendering of the main entrance of The Ottawa Hospital’s New Campus Developmen
Green light from the Ontario government

In addition to approving our New Campus Development this March, the provincial government pledged more than $2 billion in construction costs.