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Feature Articles

Dr. Marco Solmi, Dr. Gayatri Saraf Dr. Saumil Dholaki, Dr. Anne Mary Abe
Our mental health team is growing to meet the need for better access to care

We hear it almost every day: people in our community need better access to mental health care. The Ottawa Hospital has recruited 20 new psychiatrists since October 2020 to meet this ever-growing demand. In this article, meet four of our new team members who have come from around the world.

Gary Davis and Pierre Charbonneau
Former patient seeks out the man behind “the voice”

During a vulnerable time in his recovery from leukemia, Gary Davis found comfort in the most unexpected place—the voice on our recorded telephone system. Five years later, he set out on a mission to find and meet the person on the other end of the line.

Pride rainbow mask
How patients and family members are helping to infuse pride into The Ottawa Hospital’s DNA

Learn about four initiatives spearheaded by our Rainbow Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC) that are helping to create safer spaces for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

A patient sitting in a chair talk to her health-care provider
How to talk to your doctor: Tips to make difficult conversations a little easier

Do you ever feel nervous about talking to your doctor? A doctor and a patient advisor from The Ottawa Hospital share practical tips to help make difficult conversations a little bit easier.

Dr. Andrew Seely
Made-in-Ottawa tool helps decide when critically ill patients can breathe on their own

Over the past two years of the pandemic, more Canadians than ever have required mechanical ventilation to help them breathe. The Ottawa Hospital is the first hospital in the world to evaluate an innovative medical device that uses artificial intelligence to predict when critically ill patients are ready to breathe on their own.

Mackenzie Daybutch
“No one should feel alone at work”: New network helps Indigenous hospital employees feel connected

A place to connect, share and listen, the Indigenous Employee Network at The Ottawa Hospital supports Indigenous staff. Mackenzie Daybutch, Program Coordinator, Indigenous woman, and trailblazer of the network explains why all hospitals should have one.

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