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Welcome. The Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni was established in 1989. Since then, more than 8,000 former patients and their families have maintained an association with the Heart Institute through the Alumni.
In 2016, in light of expanded focus on patient engagement across the health care system, and of the recently launched UOHI Strategic Plan, Stronger Together, the Patient Alumni is in the midst of realigning its activities and resources to better reflect this change in landscape.
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New & Events
Guest Speaker: Esther Doucette, MSW
Topic: “A Closer Look At Stress: It Impacts Us All”
A hybrid OR brings together advanced surgical facilities with the resources of a cardiac catheterization lab and expanded imaging capabilities.read more
Guest Speaker: Marino Labinaz MD, FRCPC, FACC
Topic: “Transcatheter Therapies for Valvular Heart Disease”
In 2013 the Patient Alumni introduced an ad hoc award to recognize and thank an individual from within the Heart Institute or the HI Foundation who has been exceptional in supporting the Patient Alumni to achieve its objectives.read more
For a number of years the Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni has annually recognized an outstanding Patient Alumni volunteer who has generously devoted time and demonstrated commitment to the Patient Alumni.read more
Diet & Nutrition
Here’s a delicious twist on a favourite comfort food.read more
These fresh and healthy pita pockets will satisfy your taste buds and hunger.read more
Satisfy that sweet tooth with this delicious apple recipe.read more
Warm up the oven because these muffins are a must-try!read more
Fitness & Wellness
Learn about the myOttawaHeart portal.read more
Are You Looking For Support? Free In Your Communityread more
The FrancoForme program aims to help you reduce your risk of developing heart disease.read more
After Hope Sarfi had bypass surgery last year, she had good support from family and friends.read more
Here are 8 valuable tips to make sure you are caring for yourself as well as for your loved one.read more
Lynn Ashdown was discharged from a 4 week admission at the Heart Institute.read more
Thanks to the staff of doctors and nurses and their dedication Victoria Mosonyi is alive and has a second chance to her life.read more
The Five Boro ride is a breathtaking event.read more
I represent the Ottawa Heart Institute on the Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni.read more
Each time the respected professionals at the Heart Institute reminded me to walk at least half an hour a day, I committed to do so.read more
I have spent most of 2015 here at the Heart Institute. It is my home away from home.read more
Join me as I share with you some of my lessons learned and how I’m living heart disease now.read more
My family doctor encouraged me to participate in the CardioPrevent® program at the Heart Institute and with their help I became more aware of my food choices.read more
We thank Scotiabank for the generous contribution they made to the Institute as it moves towards the expansion of its patient care facilities.
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