The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals andÂ Â has been gradually earning a national reputation as a great place in which to work, to provide patient care, to pursue training in a health care profession, or to conduct research.
The Ottawa Hospital consolidated services at its three main campuses to ensure patients receive the best possible medical care and to use it’s resources as efficiently as possible. The Ottawa Hospital was formed in 1998 through the merger of three existing hospitals: the Civic, General and Riverside. The Royal Ottawa Hospitalâ€™s Psychiatric Emergency Services were transferred to The Ottawa Hospital, as were The Grace Hospitalâ€™s Medical/Surgery Services.Â The Ottawa Hospital was complete when The Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre was integrated into it in 2004 and The Rehabilitation Centre in 2005.Â The University of Ottawa Heart Instituteâ€”Canadaâ€™s largest and foremost cardiovascular health centreâ€”is a subsidiary of The Ottawa Hospital.
The Ottawa Hospital employs close to 12,000 staff, over 1,200 physicians, 4000 nurses and 1800 volunteers. It’s involved in teaching close to 1,000 residents and fellows, over 1000 medical students, close to 2,000 nursing placements and 60 paramedic placements.
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. It’s goal is to make tomorrowâ€™s health care possible today; bringing new hope to it’s patients, while advancing health research at a global level. With more than 1,500 scientists, clinical investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues in excess of $100 million, OHRI is one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes.
Holders of Ottawa Hospital photo identification card can use a free shuttle bus that runs between campuses.