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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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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
In 1999, the Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni Board of Directors established an annual award to recognize exceptional contributions by Heart Institute nursing, administrative, or support personnel.read more
The Wilbert J. Keon Award is named after the founding Director General of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.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
July 2, 2016 Hello, My name is Lynn Ashdown and I am about to be discharged from a 4 week admission at the Heart Institute. I received funding support from the Patient Alumni to cover the rental of a piece of equipment I will need for 1 month. The equipment was not...read more
Feb 15, 2016 My name is Victoria Mosonyi, 65 and I had a massive heart attack January 26 /2016. Thanks to the staff of doctors and nurses and their dedication I am alive and have a second chance to my life . Meanwhile the cost of my new medications were out of...read more
The Five-Boro Ride, New York City, May 2015 By Stephen Sharp, CPA, CA, Board Member and Treasurer of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Alumni I have been meaning to write this article since we returned from our memorable bicycle ride in New York City. Today, I...read more
By: Carolyn Cooper RN, MScN, BA Crim, BA RLST, CD Clinical Nurse Manager I represent the Ottawa Heart Institute on the Board of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Patient Alumni. In this capacity, I am privileged to see first hand the difference the Patient...read more
A First Person Story By John Herzog 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. Much to my embarrassment, the resolve evaporated, usually within weeks. There was always a good...read more
Greetings and Salutations; My name is Joseph Lunn but you can call me Joe. I was asked if I could, to write down something that would describe my experience here at the Heart Institute. Well the first thing that pops into my head is, have you ever watched MASH, the...read more
WOMAN WITH HEART DISEASE, AGE 55, OTTAWA, ON My name is Diane Burton, I’m 55 years old and I have heart disease. I was not at risk of a heart attack; after all I was only 54 years old. My husband’s father passed away at the age of 52 with a massive heart...read more
HEART KEEPER, AGE 65, OTTAWA, ON Hello, my name is Lannie Mitchell. I am 65 years old. The issue that most affects my heart health is my weight. I have had a constant struggle with being overweight for the past 40 years. Although I’m never sick, and I do...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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