Employees and Nursing professionals
12,297 Employees
4,443 Nurses
Illustration of a physician 1,511 Physicians and Midwives
Illustration of a resident/fellow 1,205 Residents and fellows
Illustration of a paramedic student 51 Paramedic student placements
Illustration of a medical student 652 Medical students
Illustration of a nursing placement 1,867 Nursing placements
Illustration of a volunteer 1,200 Volunteers
Researcher's data-136 Basic and clinical scientists, 684 Clinician Researchers investigators, 464 Trainee researchers, 973 Research support staff, 2,257 Total researchers
4th Hospital in Canada for peer-reviewed funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

3rd Hospital in Canada for peer-reviewed funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

5th Hospital in Canada for overall research funding

5th Hospital in Canada for overall research funding

1.4B Impact on Ottawa economy due to our research (since 2001)

$1.6B Impact on Ottawa economy due to our research (since 2001)

57 Active patent families

57 Active patent families

9 Spin-off companies

9 Spin-off companies

1,132 Beds

1,232 Beds

18 State-of-the-art core research facilities

18 State-of-the-art core research facilities

62 Scientific research labs

62 Scientific research labs

825 Active clinical trials

825 Active clinical trials

14 made-in-Ottawa Clinical decision rules

14 Made-in-Ottawa
Clinical decision rules

7.9 Average length of stay (days)

7.9 Average length of stay (days)

60,457 Patient admissions

60,457 Patient admissions

179,651 Emergency visits

179,651 Emergency visits

1,196,050 Ambulatory care visits

1,196,050 Ambulatory care visits

52,799 Surgical cases

51,799 Surgical cases

6,166 Babies delivered

6,166 Babies delivered



Corporate performance scorecard

At The Ottawa Hospital, excellence in patient care is our priority.

By improving wait times, patients’ rating of experience and other key measures of a high-performing hospital, our goal is to rank among the top 10 percent of North American hospitals in providing safe, high-quality care to our patients.

Corporate performance scorecard
Strategic direction Indicator 2018–2019 result


Cost per weighted case – acute and day surgery patients

Average cost of a standard hospital stay for an acute or day-surgery patient.


Total margin

Percent by which consolidated revenues vary from consolidated expenses. Negative variance indicates revenues are lower than expenses; positive variance indicates revenues are higher than expenses.


Progress on Keystone Projects

A composite project milestone score with 80% of the score weighted towards the new Health Information System implementation, and 20% towards planning for the new campus of The Ottawa Hospital. Each project is rated on a 3-point scale where 1 means major concerns on budget or milestones and 3 means project is on budget and on time.



Percent of admitted patients who rated their experience as 9 or 10 out of 10.


Hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR)

Ratio of actual deaths to the number of expected deaths. A ratio greater than 100 means more deaths occurred than expected; a ratio less than 100 means fewer deaths occurred than expected.


Percentage of patients admitted through the Emergency Department who waited 24 hours or less before admission



Absenteeism – annualized (sick days per full-time employee)


Staff incidents – reportable (avg. per 30 days)



30-day unplanned readmissions

Percent of patients readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge.


ALC rate

Percent of inpatient beds that are occupied by patients in an alternate level of care (ALC). These patients no longer require acute care and are waiting for discharge supports like homecare or for placement in a downstream facility.



Research success composite score

Based on a 5-point score. Calculated from the:

  • number of research studies published
  • number of times published research is cited
  • number of patients participating in clinical trials
  • number of patients consenting to be contacted for research purposes
  • amount of external funding received