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The Ottawa Hospital partners with Gabriel’s Pizza to thank its more than 14,000 staff members for their compassionate care

June 9, 2015 – From June 8 to June 12, The Ottawa Hospital will be holding events across its three campuses and satellite sites for Staff Appreciation Week. Key to these events will be a pizza lunch donated by Gabriel Pizza for the hospital’s over 14,000 employees – that’s 75% of the seats in the Canadian Tire Centre.

The cornerstone of The Ottawa Hospital is its people: the compassionate staff and talented researchers who never lose sight of who they serve. Every day, these dedicated professionals care for patients who struggle with a difficult diagnosis, a debilitating illness, or a traumatic injury.

“The Ottawa Hospital has a population equal to that of a small city so it is no small feat for Gabriel Pizza to prepare enough pizza to feed all of our staff,” said Dr. Jack Kitts, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital. “I truly appreciate their support in recognizing the compassionate, high-quality care that our staff members provide day in and day out.”

The Ottawa Hospital

11,638 Employees
1,377 Physicians
1,025 Volunteers

Total: 14,040 staff

Gabriel Pizza

1,312,500 grams of cheese
2,625,000 grams of dough
566,000 grams of pepperoni

Total: 28,000 slices or 3,500 large pizzas

In its second year supporting The Ottawa Hospital’s Staff Appreciation Week, Gabriel Pizza has signed on to provide pizza for an additional five years, highlighting their commitment to the community. Spread out over the week, the pizza franchise will have to call on their Ottawa locations to prepare enough food and deliver it to the hospital throughout the day.

“The work being done by staff of The Ottawa Hospital is to be commended,” said George Hanna, President, Gabriel Pizza. “The Gabriel Pizza family recognizes the hard work and commitment of The Ottawa Hospital staff and is honoured to be part of this annual event.  Each day, they support our community and that is an important part of the Gabriel Pizza philosophy.”

This past month, The Ottawa Hospital celebrated employees who had reached milestones in years worked. 409 employees had achieved 20 and 25 years, 217 achieved 30 and 35 years, and 38 achieved an incredible 40 and 45 years of service. In an age where most people change careers at least once in their lives, these employees have shown their loyalty and dedication to caring for the community.

We thank you for all that you do.

Media contacts:

Hazel Harding
Communications Advisor
The Ottawa Hospital
T: 613.737.8460

Ray Skaff
Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Gabriel Pizza Franchise Corporation
T: 613.748.0845 ext. 1012

About The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is a bilingual multi-campus, health sciences centre offering comprehensive, high quality, patient-focused health-care services to a community of 1.2 million people in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario.

With over 1,100 beds and an annual budget over $1 billion, TOH is one of the largest teaching and research hospitals in Canada. To meet the high demand for its services, it relies on a dedicated and compassionate team of 12,000 employees, 1,200 physicians and more than 1,700 volunteers.

The Ottawa Hospital is renowned for its leadership in patient care, research, education and for its investment in state-of-the-art facilities and technology. Working together with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the University of Ottawa, and other partners, TOH is gaining national and international recognition for high quality patient care, teaching and research.

The Ottawa Hospital

About Gabriel Pizza

Established in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1977, Gabriel Pizza specializes in pizza and Italian food dining and delivery with its award winning products, service and quality brand.  With 34 franchised locations in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Gabriel Pizza is passionate about delivering the ultimate guest experience.  The family operated business prides itself in its strong connection to the communities in which they serve, from fundraising to sponsorship of countless community events.   Bigger, Better Pizza.

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