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The Ottawa Hospital honoured for workplace excellence

Hospital recognized with Hire Immigrants Ottawa Employer Excellence Award and National Capital Region’s Top Employer Award

OTTAWA – (March 12, 2019) – The Ottawa Hospital has been recognized for its work in helping new Canadians find meaningful employment, along with providing a competitive, supportive and collaborative work environment for all staff. The hospital received the Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa, as well as the National Capital Region’s Top Employers Award.

The Employer Excellence Awards from Hire Immigrants Ottawa recognizes local employers for their innovative workplace policies and practices around the recruitment and integration of skilled immigrant employees into their organization. The Ottawa Hospital officially received the award today at the Employer Council of Champions Summit.

“Ottawa’s diversity enriches our community, broadens our horizons and inspires the city to think globally,” said Renee Legare, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer. “It is important that our staff reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Providing compassionate, high-quality care requires dedicated individuals who can cross the divides of faith, language and culture. We are honored to once again receive the Employer Excellence Award.”

National Capital Region’s Top Employers is an annual competition, organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The award recognizes employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area that offer an exceptional place to work and the most progressive programs compared to other organizations in their field. The Ottawa Hospital was recognized for its commitment to staff health and wellness, dedication towards career development and education, and assistance in retirement planning.

“When staff feel supported in their workplace, it allows them to provide world-class care and compassion to all of our patients,” said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO, The Ottawa Hospital. “A good work environment directly affects patients care, and that is why providing a safe, comfortable and supportive work environment for our staff is a top priority to The Ottawa Hospital.”

The Ottawa Hospital, one of Canada’s top learning and research hospitals, recently received the highest rating from Accreditation Canada, Accredited with Exemplary Standing, for the quality of our care. That level of care depends on each staff member coming to the hospital every day ready to live the hospital’s values: to care for patients and to provide the world-class, compassionate care that we would want for our loved ones.

The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion.

Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

The Ottawa Hospital has received the highest rating from Accreditation Canada, Accredited with Exemplary Standing, reflecting our commitment to provide the world-class, compassionate care we would want for our loved ones.

From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex health-care challenges.