Stories of Care

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I’d like to say a special thank you to Nurse Agnieszka…

“I just wanted to drop a message to the nurses and staff at PACU at the Ottawa General Hospital. I had my jaw surgery on Monday and stayed over night.  During my stay, the nurses there attended to all of needs and care very nicely. Thank you so much! I’d like to say a special […]

Justin Yan returns to the General Campus seventeen years later to give back to The Ottawa Hospital

On June 12, 1995 Justin Yan was born at the General Campus sixteen weeks early, weighing only 1.5 pounds.  The tiny baby was kept in the NICU and relied on oxygen because of his under-developed lungs and a tiny hole in his heart.  After five months, Justin’s parents were finally able to take him home […]

An Ottawa Hospital attendant receives Medal of Bravery Award

An Ottawa Hospital attendant at the Eye Care OR (operating room), Chad Khadr, was recently awarded Canada’s Medal of Bravery at the Governor General’s Residence for his courageous act of heroism. In March 2010, Chad and his cousin were driving home from a shopping trip in New York State on a rainy day in Montreal […]

A driving force in the world of social work

Diane Manii is a social worker with experience in helping patients affected by cancer deal with the personal and emotional challenges associated with their diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. She was recently recognized by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) as an Inspirational Leader for her incredible accomplishments, motivation and encouragement of others, and the […]

Nurse makes ‘terrifying time less daunting’ for family of three

“During the last month of my husband’s life, Kate came into our lives.  She went out of her way to make a terrifying time less daunting and if we needed anything she was always willing to help.  She encouraged us, laughed with us and most importantly, made our daughter comfortable in a place that is […]

I did the work, yes, but I couldn’t have done it on my own…

“On August 6th, 1973, early in the morning, I was born. Little did everyone know, I wasn’t just born with two arms and two legs, but a cyst in my skull. It was small, but it was there. This would prove to be a ticket to adventures nearly 38 years later. I spent the first […]

Registered nurse provides the highest-quality care for patients at The Ottawa Hospital

Annie Wereley is an RN (registered nurse) at The Ottawa Hospital who demonstrates world-class care and exceptional service through her dedication to her patients and nursing team every day. Annie obtained her nursing diploma in 2002 from the Cegep of Sherbrooke, Quebec. She began working at The Ottawa Hospital on 5 West (Hematology, BMT) in […]

An Ottawa Hospital employee wins prestigious award

There are over 15,000 people that work at The Ottawa Hospital who use their talent and skills to deliver the highest quality of care possible. Ellen Odai, a Quality Improvement Coordinator at The Ottawa Hospital, recently learned that she is the University of Ottawa’s 2012 recipient of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Award which she […]

Dr. Chow works his first official Plaster Room clinic after his accident in 2010

Dr. Donald Chow is a renowned orthopedic surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital, and has been a team doctor with the Ottawa Senators since they were first established in 1992. On May 3, 2012, Dr. Chow worked his first full clinic in the Plaster Room since his accident in August 2010. His team surprised him with […]

The Ottawa Hospital honours three volunteers with a Spotlight award

2012 marks the 45th anniversary of the Riverside Campus.  National Volunteer Week (April 16-20) recognized three Riverside volunteers: Audrey, Muriel and Marg, who have been volunteering since 1966, before the hospital opened its doors that January morning in 1967. Their job was to provide tours of the new Riverside Hospital. From the Emergency Department to […]

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