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Two days, five hospitals and hundreds of tweets: CAHO visits Ottawa’s research hospitals for #onHWS

November 26, 2015

The Ottawa Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Hôpital Montfort and Bruyère Continuing Care hosted representatives from the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) for a two-day field trip, designed to showcase how Ontario’s research hospitals are making the province Healthier, Wealthier and Smarter.

The Ottawa Hospital’s part of the tour included a visit with Dr. Marc Rodger in the Ottawa Blood Disease Centre, Dr. Dean Fergusson in the Centre for Practice-Changing Research, Drs. Rozanne Arulanandam and Mark Clemons in the Centre for Innovative Cancer Research, and Drs. Bernard Thébaud and Jennifer Collins in the Sinclair Centre for Regenerative Medicine. CAHO also spent the morning at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Annual Research Day, taking in the talks and posters.

The full visit is summarized in this blog and collection of tweets. More information about campaign can be found on the Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter website and through #onHWS on twitter.

About The Ottawa Hospital


The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals with over 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff and an annual budget of over $1.2 billion. Our focus on research and learning 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.

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Jennifer Ganton
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Office: 613-798-5555 x 73325
Cell: 613-614-5253
jganton@ohri.ca