The Ottawa Hospital
Annual Report 2014-2015

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Research, technology and new procedures that touch lives

The Ottawa Hospital is prepared for Ebola, thanks to our 750-member response team
The response team at The Ottawa Hospital forms one of the largest cohorts of trained Ebola responders in Ontario. The hospital’s General Campus is one of the four provincial centres designated to treat potential cases of Ebola.
Dr. Kirsty Boyd performs Canada’s first nerve-transfer surgery
Timothy Raglin may soon move his fingers for the first time in seven years after a team of surgeons at The Ottawa Hospital rerouted the nerves in his arm.
Patient’s question triggers study about blood thinners
Physicians around the world now have guidance to help them determine the best oral blood thinners to use for their patients suffering from blood clots in their veins, thanks to a patient who asked his physician a question he couldn't answer.
Dr. Bryan Lo: Star recruit to run Ottawa’s first molecular oncology lab
The molecular oncology lab promises to revolutionize cancer diagnosis and treatment by allowing health-care providers to analyze the genetic flaws inside tumour cells and tailor therapies to a patient’s individual type of cancer.
Daily injections don’t prevent pregnancy complications
Many pregnant women inject themselves daily with a blood thinner to reduce the risk of developing blood clots. Dr. Marc Rodger published conclusive evidence from a clinical trial that these daily injections had no effect.
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull invested with the province's highest honour
In February, Dr. Turnbull, Chief of Staff at The Ottawa Hospital, was invested with the Order of Ontario for his work with the province's most vulnerable. Dr. Turnbull leads a team that rounds on homeless shelters, reducing ED readmissions and ensuring that at-risk patients have care when they need it.
Life out of cancer: Care gives Ottawa woman hope, time and her baby
Jillian O'Connor’s newborn son, Declan, was born despite his mom's diagnosis of terminal breast cancer four months into the pregnancy.
Fewer deaths, more lives saved: The Ottawa Hospital is one of nation’s top “rescue” centres
The Ottawa Hospital is one of the best in the country for rescuing patients from life-threatening injuries or illnesses, according to a new scorecard that tracks the performance of Canadian hospitals.
Checking in: Calling patients at home after discharge catches problems and reassures
“It used to feel like nobody cared when we left the hospital,” a patient told RN Sascha Ménard early this fall. “And now I know they care.”
Windòcàge: New community room reflects Aboriginal culture
First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities designed a community room in The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre. Named Windòcàge, the room is a welcoming space that helps put Aboriginal patients and families at ease.
Patients and family doctors get faster answers from specialists
Patients are getting faster answers from specialists thanks to Dr. Clare Liddy, a family physician, and Dr. Erin Keely, an endocrinologist, who teamed up to create an award-winning new electronic consultation process.
Dr. Angel Arnaout inducted into the Order of Ottawa
Dr. Arnaout was recognized as "one of Canada’s leading breast surgical oncologists. With knowledge, skill, dedication and compassion, she continues to improve the care of cancer patients while reducing the need for chemotherapy in breast cancer patients."