Technology and Innovation at The Ottawa Hospital

Innovation is at the core of what we do—developing treatments and providing patient care that is second to none.

Our Challenge

Being on the cutting-edge of health-care treatment and research requires an investment in new technologies and equipment. Our researchers and medical professionals need every advantage available to push the boundaries of science and ultimately create better outcomes for our patients. To find answers to some of health care’s biggest challenges we need the best people using the best equipment available.

Our Vision

Using state-of-the-art technology is how we are able to deliver 21st century health care right here in Ottawa, right now. We believe that if we get the right tools in the hands of the right people, together with the help of our community we can overcome some of health care’s biggest challenges.

Why The Ottawa Hospital

We’re already one of the largest research and learning hospitals in the country. And we didn’t get there by thinking small and in the short-term. The plan was simple: recruit the best and brightest minds in science and healthcare, bring them together under one roof, find the answers to health care’s biggest challenges. And we were right. Our world-renowned facilities, researchers, medical professionals and clinical trials are the best of the best, so they attract the best of the best. We’ve already made tremendous breakthroughs and there’s more to come. The world is watching what’s happening at The Ottawa Hospital.

Your Impact

The impact that one person can have on the future of health care is huge. The impact a group of like-minded community leaders can have on the future of health care is limitless. Our first medical 3D printer—purchased by a donor—is now allowing us to be a world leader in medical 3D printing and was the catalyst for the creation of our medical 3D printing program. Our CyberKnife, that vapourizes previously inoperable tumours—entirely funded by donors. Our DNA-sequencer, a key piece of equipment to develop personalized cancer treatment therapies—entirely funded by donors. A dedicated mammography machine in our state-of-the-art breast health centre—purchased by a dedicated family who lost their mother to breast cancer. These are only a few examples of how you can change the way healthcare is delivered in your community. We specialize in matching donors who want to help with those who need their help the most.

The Ottawa Hospital Foundation is raising money for research and technology so we can continue to push the boundaries of medicine and revolutionize the care we provide patients.

Be Inspired

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It would be a routine mammogram, which would turn Annette Gibbons’ world upside down. The Associate Deputy Minister in Agriculture and Agrifood Canada would soon begin her breast cancer journey but she put her complete trust in her medical team at The Ottawa Hospital.
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Nearly 15 years after a kidney transplant, June Jones’ kidneys failed. She is back on dialysis — and a Canada-wide wait list for a new kidney.
From tragedy to triumph
Liam and Rhys White started life in an extraordinary way.