Hydro Ottawa makes a $1 million investment in The Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre

Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa has committed $1 million dollars to The Ottawa Hospital’s new Breast Health Centre. This generous support will help close the gap on the $14-million-dollar campaign to build and equip this new centre at the General Campus.  

This donation by Hydro Ottawa supports the goal of the Breast Health Centre, which is to provide patients with a bright and pleasant environment that addresses all their breast health needs in one location and with greater efficiency.

Dr. Jean Seely, Head of Breast Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital, said Hydro Ottawa’s gift will impact many in our community. “This investment brings us a big step closer to the reality of having access to the very best diagnostic tools, and a multi-disciplinary health care team all under one roof. The new Breast Health Centre will ensure that from referral to discharge and beyond, women can get the services they need, when they need them.” 

Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer at Hydro Ottawa, said supporting The Ottawa Hospital’s Breast Health Centre, reflects his organization’s commitment to the community.

“As a local company, I believe it is our responsibility to help make our community a better place. Directing funds raised through our annual charitable workplace campaign towards The Ottawa Hospital’s new Breast Health Centre will absolutely achieve that. Like so many others in the community, our employees and organization have been affected by cancer. A new state-of-the-art facility will provide better care and outcomes for our spouses, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. We are proud to help.”

Today’s announcement is an important step for the Breast Health Centre, according to Tim Kluke, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. “It’s vital to have community support like that of Hydro Ottawa as we see more people in need of care because of our aging population. This money will help the dream of increased diagnostic imaging capacity, increased clinics and increased attention to patient needs, become a reality.”

As a part of today’s announcement, Hydro Ottawa officials and members of the media had an exclusive behind the scenes look at what the new Breast Health Centre will look like at the General Campus. Although the centre remains under construction, Dr. Seely was able to help describe the transformation and its benefits by sharing a virtual tour. The goal is to have The Ottawa Hospital’s new Breast Health Centre open in 2018.

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion.

Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, but our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.

From the compassion of our people to the relentless pursuit of new discoveries, The Ottawa Hospital never stops seeking solutions to the most complex health-care challenges. For more information about The Ottawa Hospital visit ohfoundation.ca.

Media Contact: Shelley McLean, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation; shmclean@toh.ca; 613-798-5555 x 19816; 613-324-4466 (cell)