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Sep 18, 2019

Syphilis can be serious, but it is treatable Syphilis is on the rise. This sexually transmitted infection (STI) was at one time virtually wiped out. But doctors have recently noticed a dramatic increase in the number of syphilis cases in Ottawa and across Canada. Dr. Paul MacPherson, an infectious disease specialist at The Ottawa Hospital, […]

Sep 12, 2019

Ron Cooper can now safely get dialysis treatments at home thanks to the training he received from The Ottawa Hospital’s Home Dialysis Program team. The Home Dialysis Program at The Ottawa Hospital gives some patients the ability to receive their dialysis treatment at home. Patients from Cornwall to Carleton Place have benefited from the Home […]

Sep 5, 2019

Christine Murphy, Ph.D. and Dr. Sudhir Nagpal are two of the dozens of health-care professionals who provide connected care to patients at the Limb Prevention Clinic. For many people, a cracked callus is nothing more than a nuisance. But as a person with diabetes, Debora LePage knew that the one she saw on her left […]

Aug 20, 2019

Annika Scrivens (left) and Julia van Wesenbeeck are members of the leadership club at Connaught Elementary school that made 50 ‘get well’ cards for patients. A special group of patients at The Ottawa Hospital recently had plenty of reasons to smile – 50 reasons, in fact. Students in the Connaught Elementary School’s leadership program made […]

Jun 27, 2019

Epic uses the latest technology to securely store, organize, and access patient records while maintaining patient privacy. If you have come to The Ottawa Hospital lately, you may have noticed an excitement in the air. On June 1, our hospital, and five other health-care organizations in Eastern Ontario launched the Epic digital health network. These […]

Jun 20, 2019

Smudging is often used when someone is born, or someone dies, or during a crisis. It might also be part of a patient’s everyday spiritual practices. For many patients and families, spiritual practices can help manage the stress of time spent in hospital. For First Nations and Métis patients and families, these practices might include […]

Jun 12, 2019

Kirstin Henderson (left), practice lead for the ISAEC program, explains parts of the spine to a patient. Education is one of the focuses of the ISAEC. Lynne Miles is grateful that her life has returned to normal. She felt debilitating low back pain for three months before she went to the Inter-professional Spine Assessment and […]

Jun 6, 2019

Hundreds of staff members worked for weeks to carefully transfer hundreds of thousands of pieces of patient information to the Epic system in a process called cutover. When patients visited the hospital on June 1, it was a seemingly normal day. Appointments were held, meals delivered, and tests taken. But instead of the paper charts […]