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Feb 12, 2020

Imagine this: Your shift at work is (finally) over. You want to relax at home or spend time with your family or friends but worry has you stuck in negative thoughts. Maybe you are worried about how you’re going to pay your bills on time. You might be worrying about whether or not you will […]

Feb 7, 2020

By introducing #HelloMyNameIs to The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Saidenberg helped break down barriers and provide more compassionate patient care. We proudly continue this campaign in her honour. When Dr. Elianna Saidenberg passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019, after a long battle with cancer, The Ottawa Hospital lost a dear friend and an extraordinary medical […]

Feb 4, 2020

Jill Hamer-Wilson has dedicated her life to advocating for patient partnership in lung cancer research, with the hope of helping others identify the early signs of lung cancer. In September of 2013, Jill Hamer-Wilson caught something many of us tend to catch this time of year – a cold. While the cold eventually went away, […]

Jan 29, 2020

Volunteer Rakesh Misra became friends with a sometimes “feisty” patient and watched as a team of compassionate nurses gently cared for him. The following was written by hospital volunteer Rakesh Misra. To protect privacy, identifying information has been removed. A man died at The Ottawa Hospital. And no one was there to cry. This is […]

Jan 22, 2020

Medical Assistance in Dying has been legal in Canada since 2016. As the largest hospital in Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital developed a comprehensive program to provide MAiD to patients in the region. When you have been told that you have a limited time left to live, a great deal can suddenly feel out of […]

Jan 16, 2020

Marcie Stevens was one of 13 severely-injured patients rushed to The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre on Jan. 11, 2019. As her recovery continues, she’s grateful for the exceptional care she has received.

Jan 8, 2020

There was much to see at the hospital this holiday season: There were dedicated staff, Christmas carolers, and even a visit from Santa himself to the babies at the Special Care Nursery. Thank you to everyone who made the day so magical.

Dec 12, 2019

Volunteer Sarah Aly won the Human Touch Award Sarah Aly has made coming to The Ottawa Hospital a top priority for three years. The second-year university student even rearranged her class schedule to accommodate visits to the hemodialysis unit. Sarah is one of more than 1,400 people who volunteer at The Ottawa Hospital. “I want […]

Nov 27, 2019

Jeannette Cheng became a registered nurse at The Ottawa Hospital after life-threatening car accident changed the trajectory of her life. There is often a moment in our lives that guides us down the path we’re destined to explore. For Jeannette Cheng, that moment was a life-threatening car crash and the extraordinary care she received at […]