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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Engaging patients is critical to our understanding of the issues that are most important for those living day-to-day with a specific condition. We are seeking appropriate volunteers to serve as Patient Partners in Research, to work alongside our Researchers and staff.read more
The Heart Institute’s Patient Alumni Association continues in its new direction set last year in which all patients are now made automatic members of the Association upon discharge from the hospital.read more
The Patient Alumni Association and the new Cardiac Prehabilitation program have recently been recognized as leading practice organizations by the Health Standards Organization.read more
The President of the UOHI Patient Alumni would like to put together a focus group of patients (former and current), family, and caregivers to support his participation in the Quality of Care Committee. The patient voice is central to the work of the Alumni.read more
This annual activities report is the culmination of over 2 years of efforts from the team to refocus the Alumni.read more
Diet & Nutrition
Carrots provide an interesting variation to this traditional favourite. These pancakes are excellent as a crispy partner for roasted chicken, pork or fish. Serve with Dill Yogurt Sauce.read more
Serve over cooked noodles or rice.read more
Whether you prepare this frozen yogurt in an ice cream maker or in a shallow pan, you will love the delicious strawberry flavour.read more
Serve this easy but elegant recipe with a green salad or potatoes and maple carrots for a special spring celebration.read more
This casserole provides all the flavour of cabbage rolls without the work of rolling them!read more
Fitness & Wellness
The University of Ottawa Patient Alumni Association invites you to its fourth Meet the Expert* conference: Physical Activity: What Every Adult with Heart Disease Should Know Featuring: Dr. Jennifer Reed, RKin, PhD, Scientist, Director, Exercise Physiology and...read more
What women, family, caregivers and health care professionals need to know about Women’s Heart Health.read more
Getting enough sleep improves your overall health. These tips can help you sleep better.read more
Understanding and dealing with our moods is important for both preventing cardiovascular disease and for improving recovery. The Ottawa Heart Institute’s “10 Tips for Emotional Health” are designed to help.read more
The Virtual Care Program is an online system that uses best practices to help you take control of your heart health.read more
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute’s FAB REHAB Rehab today! Welcome back To treadmill, rowing, bike, and track Time to exercise a while— Weigh yourself and grab your file Check your pulse and your blood pressure Exercises made-to-measure. Join the circle, take a...read more
I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write this. Life sometimes gets ahead of us and buries emails.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
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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