Millions of dollars towards improving the patient experience at the Heart Institute

Our Funded Projects

As former patients of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, we know how difficult the recovery process can be. That’s why we’re so dedicated to making current patients comfortable as they get better. Over the years we have funded hundreds of projects to enhance the patient experience at the Heart Institute, including the purchase of new beds, medical equipment, and creating nursing education funds.

For example, in 2011 alone we committed over a quarter of a million dollars for the following highly sought after items:

OHIA Patient Support Fund $15,000.00
Franco Forme Project $20,000.00
Telemetric Monitors (16) $180,000.00
Sternal Support (Cough) Pillows $26,500.00
Heart Health Education Centre $20,000.00
Water bottles for patients $12,000.00
Slim till you win project $10,500.00
Total: $284,000.00

In total, since 1999 we have donated more than $5,000,000 towards making the patient experience at the UOHI as positive as possible.

Find out more about some of the unique projects that we’ve funded by clicking on the side navigation or click here to make a contribution and help us with funding upcoming projects.


Patient Beds 2003, 2004


Annually for Heart Health Education Centre


STEMI Cooling Blankets 2010


H4 Patient Telemetry System 2011


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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