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Finding information about your health shouldn’t be complicated. Healthy Tomorrows is a collection of health stories, insights and tips from experts at The Ottawa Hospital to help you and your family live healthier lives.

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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.

Portrait project recognizes staff from all corners of our hospital

From the warehouse team to our supply attendants, porters and food service specialists–the one thing that ties all our staff together is their commitment to patient care

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Taking the power back: The Ottawa Hospital reflects on a year of pandemic milestones

Looking back on the past year, it is incredible what our staff have achieved in such a short span of time, from opening our community clinics to researching new vaccines. Learn about the hard work that has gone into safeguarding our community, as told by our staff both on the front lines and behind the scenes.

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A few words make a big difference: A guide to personal pronouns

Your pronouns are an important part of your identity, much like your name. Transgender staff and volunteers at The Ottawa Hospital answer frequently asked questions about personal pronouns and explain how to use them respectfully.

Nurse Sophie Barrette, parent Katie Cleary and Katie’s children
Are your first aid and CPR certifications up to date? If not, this story will light a fire under you

When a toddler started to choke at an Ottawa Costco, a nurse from The Ottawa Hospital happened to be on the scene and successfully performed CPR to save his life. Would you know what to do in a similar emergency? Our trauma services team has recommended some introductory first aid courses.

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“When I felt alone, they were there”: Celebrating National Nursing Week

Three years into the pandemic, patients and families share their powerfully personal stories of how nurses answered the call.

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Introducing a new kind of grand rounds that supports staff and physician wellness

Caring for our staff and physicians is essential to delivering quality care to our patients and their families. A new virtual open forum series has created a safe space for our caregivers to connect with their colleagues and receive emotional support during challenging times.

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Make self-kindness a lifestyle: Five practical tips to get you started

A good self-kindness routine can help you reduce stress and hone your compassion for others. If you’re looking for inspiration, discover how our care staff have made self-kindness a lifestyle.

Maxime Bilodeau, volunteer and staff member
‘I got discharged, and I never really left’: Former patient Maxime volunteers his coding skills

Maxime Bilodeau was inspired to volunteer with The Ottawa Hospital after spending time in the acute care and rehabilitation units. “I saw the work that a lot of the volunteers were doing. After I got discharged, as soon as I was able to, I started to volunteer,” he recalls.

Bao-Anh Vuong, member of the volunteer onboarding team
A busy nursing schedule hasn’t stopped Bao-Anh from volunteering

Bao-Anh Vuong has been volunteering with The Ottawa Hospital since high school. Now, 10 years later, she is a nurse at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and part of a team of experienced volunteers who recruit and onboard new volunteers.

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