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Sep 20, 2018

Erin Murphy, who won the Outstanding Volunteer award, shared his experiences and talked about the importance of the Volunteer Assignment Descriptions and Checklists project. Winners never quit – rather, they find ways to adjust to a new lifestyle, to a new normal. Erin Murphy, who won The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Volunteer this […]

Sep 12, 2018

Concussion symptoms can be different for everyone. It’s important to recognize any of the possible symptoms of a concussion so that a health-care provider can diagnose it and start you on a recovery plan. Concussions are a serious and often-misunderstood injury. Recent high-profile stories about athletes taking extended breaks from their careers to recover from […]

Aug 29, 2018

Stephen Rawlings put ribbons on medals as he shared his story about volunteering at Familiar Faces Engraving as part of his recovery from a brain injury. Stephen Rawlings unpacks trophies and medals from their shipping boxes, puts ribbons on medals and helps the employees with whatever needs doing at Familiar Faces Engraving – a trophy […]

Aug 1, 2018

The annual report contains fast facts, like how many babies were delivered this year and how many patients are enrolled in clinical trials. Independence with each breath. Tricking your heart into thinking you exercise. Riding for cancer research. The 2017-2018 annual report is packed with stories of compassion, research, and community. Watch the video of Marty Meech, […]

Jul 18, 2018

At last count, 862 people had been photographed for the #HelloMyNameIs campaign, pledging to introduce themselves to patients every time. The international #HelloMyNameIs campaign has taken off at The Ottawa Hospital, with employees, doctors, volunteers and even patient advisors pledging to improve patient care by introducing themselves to patients by name, every time. The Ottawa […]

Jul 5, 2018

Evan Van Zuylen (center), Protection Officer with Security and Parking, won the Respect for the Individual award, recognizing how he keeps his cool in challenging situations, such as his work with Psychiatry Emergency Services. He takes the time to build rapport with patients and makes them feel at ease around him. Renée Légaré (left), Executive […]

Jun 27, 2018

Stem cell researcher and PhD student Marissa Lithopoulos has volunteered with the Let’s Talk Science outreach program since 2014. The University of Ottawa chapter of this national program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Photo by Zhaoyi Chen. Marissa Lithopoulos has always had a passion for science. “My favourite show growing up was ‘Bill Nye […]

Jun 21, 2018

Megan Ellis, Aboriginal Program Coordinator, has been leading the KAIROS Blanket Exercise with groups of staff from The Ottawa Hospital. She wears her red sash to show her Métis heritage. It moves some to tears. Others are shocked, yet hopeful. Anger, guilt and shame can also come with the heightened awareness hospital staff members have […]

Jun 21, 2018

Paul Johanis, President of the Greenspace Alliance, co-chairs the newly-established Campus Engagement Group, which is examining all the issues that have been consistently rated as most important by the public. Building a new, modern health and research centre in the heart of Ottawa is about health care and about the community. Public involvement is essential […]

Jun 13, 2018

Speech-language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it. The first patient wasn’t sure about trying the tablet with RecoverNow on it. She was 75, had had a stroke, and had never even used a typewriter. But the modern […]