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  • Eleventh Edition – Tree relocation begins at the New Campus Development
  • Tenth Edition – The New Campus Development gets the green light from Ontario government, the new hospital construction to boost Ottawa’s GDP by $2 billion, and more!
  • Ninth Edition – Parking structure highlights, getting to the new campus, naturalizing the site, and more.
  • Eighth Edition – How a new trauma centre will save lives, an update on the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Circle, a feature on artwork by Algonquin artists Simon Brascoupé and Mairi Brascoupé, and a letter on hospital parking by Chiefs of Staff from hospitals across the region.
  • Seventh Edition – A commitment to the canopy at the New Civic Campus, creating a transit-oriented hospital, and more.
  • Sixth Edition – New sustainability benchmarks in the New Campus Development, an update on the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Circle, an an interview with Orleans Councillor Matt Luloff, and more.
  • Fifth Edition – The proposed design of the cutting-edge new campus, “Early works” projects beginning on the New Campus Development, an interview with River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington, and more.
  • Fourth Edition – How the finance team is planning for a $2.8 billion hospital, an interview with Chair of Ottawa’s Planning Committee Jan Harder, how the New Campus Development will transform the patient experience – and more!
  • Third Edition – How architects are designing the hospital with Ottawa’s daylight and weather patterns in mind, a look at groundbreaking research, and the team working hard behind the scenes to plan a hospital for the future.
  • Second Edition – What it means to build a universally accessible hospital, how the environmental cleanup of the site is beginning, and more.
  • First Edition – How we will partner with the Unionized Building and Construction Trades Council.

It’s time for a building that matches the capabilities of our people and meets the needs of every patient.

Our bold plan includes a $2.8 billion, world-class healthcare centre — a continuously evolving tool for innovation and state-of-the-art technology that brings the latest medical advances and research breakthroughs to the bedside. 

What does tomorrow look like?

SINGLE-PATIENT ROOMS

With space for loved ones to spend the night and a private, accessible bathroom, patients will have the privacy they need to heal. Each room will be equipped with a “smart” digital screen that will connect them with their care provider, health information, and appointments while allowing them to order a meal and stay in touch with friends and family. 

1,271 beds

Space for loved ones to spend the night

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Private, accessible bathrooms each with their own shower

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"Smart" in-room digital screens will connect patients to their care providers, health information, and appointments while allowing them to order a meal and stay in touch with loved ones

INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR A HEALTHIER PLANET

We aim to be net-zero when it comes to our carbon footprint.  

With innovation infused into every detail of our new hospital, it will withstand climate change and environmental disasters, while supporting water conservation, energy-efficient building services, and green transportation.

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Reducing energy demands and incorporating renewable energy technologies

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Using low-carbon fuel sources

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Designing for climate and disaster resilience

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Building accessible, enclosed pathways for pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists, and LRT passengers

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Addressing human and food waste

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Using micro-grid and smart-grid design for hydro

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Planning for water conservation

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Preparing for widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles, including adding EV charging stations

INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR A HEALTHIER PLANET

We aim to be net-zero when it comes to our carbon footprint.  

With innovation infused into every detail of our new hospital, it will withstand climate change and environmental disasters, while supporting water conservation, energy-efficient building services, and green transportation.

TOH_Renewable-Energy_Colour

Reducing energy demands and incorporating renewable energy technologies

TOH_Carbon_Colour

Using low-carbon fuel sources

TOH_Climate-and-Disaster-Resilience_Colour

Designing for climate and disaster resilience

Path

Building accessible, enclosed pathways for pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists, and LRT passengers

TOH_Human-and-Food-Waste_Colour

Addressing human and food waste

TOH_Micro-Grid for Hydro_Colour

Using micro-grid and smart-grid design for hydro

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Planning for water conservation

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Preparing for widespread adoption of zero-emission vehicles, including adding EV charging stations

ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

From top-to-bottom, outside and in, planning will ensure patients, visitors, and staff with all types of physical, visual, hearing, mental health, intellectual, and learning disabilities will have dignified, equitable, and inclusive access to our hospital.  

INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY

We’ll continue to focus on recruiting a diverse workforce and providing dignified and compassionate care to patients of any age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious background, or socioeconomic status. 

Our partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Circle will ensure the traditions and values of our Indigenous communities are reflected at the New Campus Development as well as all our campuses.  

INCLUSIVITY AND DIVERSITY

We’ll continue to focus on recruiting a diverse workforce and providing dignified and compassionate care to patients of any age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious background, or socioeconomic status. 

Our partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Advisory Circle will ensure the traditions and values of our Indigenous communities are reflected at the New Campus Development as well as all our campuses.  

“We’re completely transforming how our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will be cared for. No one else will do this for us. It’s our turn.”

Roger Greenberg, Chair, Campaign to Create Tomorrow

Together, we will transform the future of healthcare for us all.

It's time to create a better tomorrow.

The New Campus Development Checkpoint provides regular updates on our ambitious project to build a new hospital campus on Carling Avenue.

About the Campaign to Create Tomorrow

The Campaign to Create Tomorrow is the largest fundraising campaign in our region’s history. It will help fulfil the most ambitious vision ever for the future of The Ottawa Hospital, focused on four critical pillars.  

NEW CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

See how we’ll become the most technologically advanced hospital in the country, using the latest tools to provide the right care in the right space with the right provider.
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WORLD LEADING RESEARCH

Through our unique collaborative model of clinicians and researchers working side-by-side, we will bring groundbreaking discoveries to patients in Ottawa — and around the world.
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STRENGTHENING CRITICAL SERVICES

From trauma care to cancer advancements to neuroscience, we will strengthen our critical services for patients across the region.
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JUNE 24, 2020 OTTAWA, ON – The Ottawa Hospital Foundation welcomed four new members to their Board of Directors in June. Collectively, The Ottawa Hospital Foundation board strives to be the most efficient, effective, and respected hospital foundation in Canada, providing optimal support to The Ottawa Hospital. Each new member strengthens the board with backgrounds in business, finance, and medicine.

The four new board members are:

  • Russell Jones, prior to his retirement, he was CFO of Shopify Inc. He joined Shopify in early 2011 and took them public in May 2015. Russell also held senior executive roles at Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire, and Quake Technologies.
  • Vanessa Kanu, Chief Financial Officer at Mitel. Vanessa leads Mitel’s global finance operations including accounting, treasury, taxation, planning, and analysis and reporting. She is a 2020 Businesswoman of The Year finalist with the Ottawa Business Women’s Network.
  • Janet McKeage, Vice-President and Investment Counsellor for RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. Janet provides comprehensive discretionary investment management for high net worth clients, corporations, foundations, and endowment funds throughout Canada and internationally.
  • Dr. Emily Segal, PhD, CPSych, ExecHealth, Longwood Psychology. Dr. Segal is private clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist in Ottawa who trained at McGill University and Harvard Medical School. She understands the importance of translating the latest advancements in research to clinical use.

Michael Runia, Chair of the Board, welcomed the new board members at a recent virtual meeting. “We’re thrilled to welcome the experience each of these community leaders brings to our board. Their dedication to philanthropy will help steer us forward during these unprecedented times.” The Ottawa Hospital Foundation acknowledged the commitment of three outgoing board members: Sam Bhargava, Susan M.W. Cartwright, and Whitney Fox for their years of service. Members traditionally serve nine-year terms with the board.

About The Ottawa Hospital:

The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s top learning and research hospitals, where excellent care is inspired by research and driven by compassion. As the third-largest employer in Ottawa, our support staff, researchers, nurses, physicians, and volunteers never stop seeking solutions to the most complex healthcare challenges.

Our multi-campus hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, attracts some of the most influential scientific minds from around the world. Our focus on learning and research leads to new techniques and discoveries that are adopted globally to improve patient care.

We are the Regional Trauma Centre for eastern Ontario and have been accredited with Exemplary Standing for healthcare delivery — the highest rating from Accreditation Canada. We are also home to world-leading research programs focused on cancer therapeutics, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, chronic disease, and practice-changing research.

Backed by generous support from the community, we are committed to providing the world-class, compassionate care we would want for our loved ones.

For more information about The Ottawa Hospital, visit ohfoundation.ca.

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Every day people come to The Ottawa Hospital searching for answers; and every day, our innovative research brings hope to patients and their families. Every life changed, and every life saved through compassionate care and groundbreaking work at our hospital is made possible because of you.

We want you to be at our side; to help us push new discoveries and treatments forward, equip our team with the latest technology and equipment and ensure that our patients receive the very best care.

Creating Tomorrow

A Canadian-first clinical trial gives lymphoma patient a third chance
Faced with the return of his lymphoma for the third time in ten years, Owen Snider was running out of options. But there was new hope when he was accepted into a made-in-Canada CAR-T therapy clinical trial.
Catastrophic injuries require novel approach by our plastic surgery team
Karen Toop was hit by a snowplow while crossing the street in January 2012. She was critically injured when she arrived at our Trauma Centre. A multi-disciplinary team was ready to care for the injuries that some only see once in their career.
A meningioma tumour leaves mother facing blindness
With vision in her left eye deteriorating quickly, Michele Juma travelled from her home in Sault Ste. Marie to The Ottawa Hospital where she received specialized care after learning she had a meningioma tumour – and time was not on her side to save her vision.
From leukemia patient to multi-marathoner – with a walker
Leukemia patient, Bob Hardy, had a 40% chance of survival. But hope was restored after treatment at The Ottawa Hospital.
Celebrating a “re-birthday” each year since having a cancerous brain tumour removed
Ten years ago, The Ottawa Hospital saved Kimberly Mountain’s life after the discovery of cancerous brain tumour. Today, she’s confident if the cancer comes back, The Ottawa Hospital will be ready to save her again.
Hope despite aggressive skin cancer diagnosis
Diagnosed with a stage 4 melanoma at the age of 62, Dan Collins feared for his life when he learned about the aggressive form of cancer. However, immunotherapy treatment gave him a reason to hold out hope.