The community rallied for a new dermatology centre and the dream was realized on Monday. The Charlie and Claudette Logue Dermatology Centre was officially unveiled at the Civic Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. The $3.7 million centre brings together all dermatology services under one roof.
Tim Kluke, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, said it’s community members who made this centre a reality. “This was a $3.7 million dollar campaign which was completely driven by a dedicated volunteer committee. It was those members who had a vision and were inspired to ensure enough funds were raised to see the Logue family name on this transformational centre. It’s a remarkable story of philanthropy.”
The new centre means patients will no longer have to travel to different campuses. Dermatology patients will be cared for with new, state-of-the-art, innovative equipment. The centre will provide them with faster assessments, expanded clinical research, and attract more dermatology residents to The Ottawa Hospital. This centre will in fact play a critical role in training the next generation of dermatologists. It will also establish a melanoma rapid diagnosis, management clinic and a psoriasis systemic therapy clinic.
The new centre was the vision of Dr. Jim Walker who has been caring for patients at The Ottawa Hospital since he was a young resident. He stepped down last year as the Chief of the Division of Dermatology. Dr. Mark Kirchoff, the new chief of the division, joined The Ottawa Hospital last fall. Part of what attracted him to The Ottawa Hospital is not only the new facilities in the dermatology centre, but because of our global expertise in research and clinical care.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 613-324-4466