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Volunteer Michael Bourassa and his dog, Copain
Not just another furry face: The scientific benefits of therapy dogs

Copain, a six-year-old standard poodle therapy dog regularly leans lovingly into the lap of a patient. Little does he know his “hug” produces many scientifically-backed benefits for hospital patients and staff.

Wayne Herrick, swimming, touches a dolphin’s chin with his hand.
Cochlear implants: a potential solution to hearing loss when hearing aids aren’t enough

Wayne Herrick had cochlear implant surgery at The Ottawa Hospital after struggling for years with hearing aids. Now, thanks to his cochlear implants, Wayne is back to enjoying his active life.

Bjarne Nielsen (left) and his daughter in the rehabilitation gym
Pushing limits: Canadian soldier leads incredible life before and after IED blast

When an IED in Afghanistan caused significant injuries to Sgt. Bjarne Nielsen’s body, his recovery journey led him to specialized rehabilitation at The Ottawa Hospital.

Mallorca, Spain
Dream vacation becomes nightmare after COVID-19 strikes

Sun and sand turned to fear and uncertainty when Jim and Joanne Booth, married for 57 years, tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020. Read about their journey back home to receive life-saving care at The Ottawa Hospital.

Two members of the dental clinic standing in a dental exam room at The Ottawa Hospital.
Dental clinic provides much more than dental care to patients with autism, cancer and other complex health-care needs

Jean-Marc Lang has autism, epilepsy, a severe developmental delay and ritualistic behaviours that mimic obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Where do people with complex health-care needs go for dental care when and ordinary dental clinic just won’t do? For many people in Ottawa and region, the answer is The Ottawa Hospital Dental Clinic.

Exterior of the Emergency Department at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital
Patient says thank you after Emergency Department staff save his life

After being rushed to the Emergency Department of The Ottawa Hospital, patient Michael Crawford wants to thank the people who saved his life.

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